Dance Community News - September 24, 2014

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. Tonight! 9x22 DANCE/LAB- SEPTEMBER 24

2. NORTHROP PRESENTS DANCEMAKER- SEPTEMBER 25

3. RALPH LEMON: SCAFFOLD ROOM- SEPTEMBER 25–28

4. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DANCE: INFORMAL STUDIO SHOWING- SEPTEMBER 26

5. OFF-LEASH AREA’S FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR CONTINUES- THIS WEEKEND IN ISANTI- SEPTEMBER 25-26

6. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY PERFORMANCE PREVIEW- SEPTEMBER 27

7. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY- SEPTEMBER 27

8. MATHEW JANCZEWSKI’S ARENA DANCES PRESENTS THE MAIN STREET PROJECT AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER- OCTOBER 2-5

9. CAROLINE YANG PRESENTS: THE SAINT PAUL BALLET PROJECT- OCTOBER 4

10. NORTHROP PRESENTS SOLO- OCTOBER 4-5

11. GIRLYWOOD- OCTOBER 9-11

12. THE SAGE AWARDS- OCTOBER 14

13. ST PAUL BALLET: BALLET TUESDAY AT THE LANDMARK CENTER- OCTOBER 14

14. NORTHROP AND WALKER ART CENTER PRESENT ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER/ROSAS- OCTOBER 15-17

15. SKEWED VISIONS PRESENTS “EX”- OCTOBER 17

16. FIRST PEOPLES FUND- OCTOBER 18

17. NORTHROP PRESENTS LES BALLETS DE MONTRÉAL- OCTOBER 24

18. THE RIGHT HERE SHOWCASE- NOVEMBER 14-23

19. FALL 2014 TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION- NOW THRU NOVEMBER 23

ONGOING CLASSES

20. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT TU DANCE AND ZENON

21. BALLET FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

22. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL FALL SESSION SEPTEMBER 8-DECEMBER 21

23. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

24. NEW DANCE FITNESS STUDIO IN NORTHEAST MINNEAPOLIS NOW OPEN

25. OPEN BALLET CLASSES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE & SCHOOL

26. PRE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

27. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

28. OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

29. CHILDREN’S PROGRAM AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

30. OPEN CLASSES WITH MATHEW JANCZEWSKI, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF ARENA DANCES

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

31. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY MASTER CLASS- SEPTEMBER 26

32. SUBBODY RESONANCE BUTOH WORKSHOP- SEPTEMBER 28-DECEMBER 7

33. MSU DANCE PROGRAM’S ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL DANCE WORKSHOP- OCTOBER 3

34. PILATES REFORMER 1 & MOVEMENT PRINCIPLES TEACHER TRAINING- OCTOBER 3-5

35. BIODANZA- THE HEART’S WISDOM: CO-CREATING THE LIVING DREAM- OCTOBER 10-11

36. ENGAGE: A BODY-MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOP- OCTOBER 25 & NOVEMBER 9

37. PILATES MAT TEACHER TRAINING- NOVEMBER 7-9

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

38. AUDITION FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE

39. SEEKING MALE DANCERS

40. AUDITION FOR BALLET ROYALE’S PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

41. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

42. CAREER COUNSELING FOR DANCERS

OTHER DANCE NEWS

43. ReRosasMN: MAKE YOUR OWN VIDEO CONTEST

44. 2 NEW WAYS TO BUY TICKETS

45. COWLES CLUB


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. Tonight! 9x22 DANCE/LAB- SEPTEMBER 24

8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-16 (sliding scale)

Melissa Birch

Scott Stafford

DANCEBUMS: Margaret E Johnson, Karen Gullikson, Kara Motta, Maggie Zepp

Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater

810 W Lake St

Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

www.bryantlakebowl.com

BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations

Full-service restaurant and bar in theater

In its eleventh year, 9x22 Dance/Lab features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.

Contact: Laurie Van Wieren, laurievanwieren@gmail.com

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2. NORTHROP PRESENTS DANCEMAKER- SEPTEMBER 25

Northrop Presents

Dancemaker

Thu, Sep 25, 6:00 pm

Best Buy Theater

Free and open to the public

Directed by Matthew Diamond, 1998

This documentary follows Paul Taylor and his company during 1997, and provides an intimate look at the choreographer and his inspirations and vulnerability. The company is seen in rehearsals, on the road, and backstage. Taylor’s pieces Piazzolla Caldera and Esplanade both provide a backdrop for the film, among others.

For more info, please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/dancemaker

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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3. RALPH LEMON: SCAFFOLD ROOM- SEPTEMBER 25–28

Walker Art Center

Free Exhibition Opening Kickoff: September 25

Ticketed Performances: September 26–28

Scaffold Room, Ralph Lemon’s bold new “lecture-performance-musical,” refracts ideas and images of the female artist in American pop and contemporary art culture. Riveting performances by Okwui Okpokwasili and April Matthis—who take up iconic figures from popular entertainment, science fiction, and history including Beyoncé, Moms Mabley, Amy Winehouse, Kathy Acker, Adele, Ben Webster, and Samuel Delaney—evolve alongside video images of a rural Mississippi Delta community.

Lemon has created distinct versions of Scaffold Room, which invite a deeper examination of the performance experience, including a free opening night event on Thursday, September 25 from 5 to 9 pm—an unpredictable and durational mix of live music and charged parallel performances.

Get the full breakdown of the different forms Scaffold Room will take, including set performances and Refraction performances, as well as talks, discussions, and open rehearsals at http://blogs.walkerart.org/performingarts/2014/09/18/a-basic-guide-to-all-things-scaffold-room/

Note: performance contains explicit language and adult subject matter.

Contact: Andrea Brown, andrea.brown@walkerart.org

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4. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DANCE: INFORMAL STUDIO SHOWING- SEPTEMBER 26

New Works by Cowles Visiting Artists

Gregory Dolbashian

&

Justin Jones

Performed by University of Minnesota Dance Students

Friday, September 26, 2014

4:30 PM

Studio 100 – Barbara Barker Center for Dance (west bank campus)

Free; limited first-come seating

Contact: Nora Jenneman, jenne011@umn.edu

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5. OFF-LEASH AREA’S FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR CONTINUES- THIS WEEKEND IN ISANTI- SEPTEMBER 25-26

This year's tour features a brand new family friendly dance/theater production, “Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along" in which Stripe & Spot (Paul Herwig and Taous Claire Khazem) each set sail in search of glory and conquest, but instead find themselves haplessly shipwrecked on an uncharted island. Presided over by a vaudevillian Sun and Moon (Jesse Schmitz-Boyd and Jennifer Ilse), buoyed with an original music score, and anchored to an ingenious revolving stage, “Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along” is a ridiculous and immensely creative fable for the entire family.

Full of Off-Leash Area’s visual creativity, "Stripe & Spot" features choreography by Jennifer Ilse, set design by Paul Herwig, music and sound composition by Craig Harris, costumes by Kym Longhi, lighting design by Paul Epton, and text by playwright Dominic Orlando.

Make reservations online at Eventbrite:https://garagetour.eventbrite.com

Remaining tour dates:

Isanti (Sept 26 & 27 at 7pm; Sept 28 at 2pm)

Plymouth (Oct 3 & 4 at 7pm; Oct 5 at 2pm)

Minneapolis (Oct 10 & 11 at 7pm; Oct 12 at 2pm)

More information about the tour:http://garagetour.tumblr.com/

Contact: Billie Jo Konze, billiejo.konze@gmail.com

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6. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY PERFORMANCE PREVIEW- SEPTEMBER 27

Northrop Presents

Paul Taylor Dance Company Performance Preview

Sat, Sep 27, 6:45 pm

Best Buy Theater

Free and open to the public

Carl Flink, who previously danced with PTDC, talks with the company’s Rehearsal Director Bettie de Jong and Company Manager Holden Kellerhals for an inside look at the company and their work.

For more info, please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/paul-taylor-dance-company-performance-preview

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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7. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY- SEPTEMBER 27

Northrop Presents

Paul Taylor Dance Company

Featuring Live Music with Piazzolla Caldera

Sat, Sep 27, 8:00 pm

Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

$64, $54, $44

Aureole

Beloved Renegade

Piazzolla Caldera

with Pablo Ziegler quintet finale

The Paul Taylor Dance Company, established in 1954, is one of the world's most highly respected and sought-after ensembles. Taylor himself became a cultural icon and one of history's most celebrated artists, hailed as part of the pantheon that created American modern dance.

Set to a baroque music score, Aureole is often lauded as one of Taylor's first big successes. With an irresistibly light spirit, Aureole contains Taylor's signature long limbed and lyrical movement vocabulary.

Beloved Renegade was inspired by the life and work of 19th Century American writer Walt Whitman, who revered the body and soul as one and who famously loved all with equal ardor, specifically the line from Leaves of Grass: “I am the poet of the body and I am the poet of the soul.”

Piazzolla Caldera infuses Astor Piazzolla’s tango music without a single authentic tango step. Taylor’s choreography captures the essence of tango culture, including the sexuality and the dizzy headiness.

For more info and tickets, please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/paul-taylor-dance-company-7

Contact, Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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8. MATHEW JANCZEWSKI’S ARENA DANCES PRESENTS THE MAIN STREET PROJECT AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER- OCTOBER 2-5

The piece explores how current attitudes, relationships and habits have changed in an information-driven technological world by utilizing integrative forms of media – juxtaposing visceral and explosive movement with electro/techno/pop music, folk-inspired songs, and projections of filmed interviews with people from diverse communities and backgrounds. The work illuminates themes of isolation and belonging in contemporary society to ask the question, does “Main Street” still exist?

The Main Street Project is informed by ARENA’s Intergenerational Residency Program, which utilizes community outreach between youth and elder communities to create dialogue about universal topics such as home, community, and connection.

Dancers: Kimmie Allen, Sarah Baumert, Elise Erickson, Dustin Haug, Blake Nellis, and Timmy Wagner

Tickets are available here:

http://www.showclix.com/event/ARENA-DANCESTheMainStreetProject

Contact: Scott Stafford, scott.arenadances@gmail.com

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9. CAROLINE YANG PRESENTS: THE SAINT PAUL BALLET PROJECT- OCTOBER 4

Caroline Yang is a Minnesota-based photographer who has been working the past 9 months on a documentary project starring Saint Paul Ballet. Caroline has worked with clients such as The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, US Speedskating, Trek Bicycles, Minnesota Public Radio, and Boston Scientific. Saint Paul Ballet is honored to be the focus of her latest photo documentary.

Please come join us for Caroline Yang’s photo exhibition, part one on Saint Paul Ballet. The show opening is Saturday, October 4, from 6-pm at Grand Central (1672 Grand Avenue, St Paul, MN 55105). There will be food, company, and a performance by the Saint Paul Ballet Company Dancers.

For daily posts follow Caroline on Instagram: instagram.com/carolineyangphoto

For more information about Saint Paul Ballet please visit www.spcballet.org

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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10. NORTHROP PRESENTS SOLO- OCTOBER 4-5

Northrop Presents

SOLO

Sat, Oct 4, 8:00 pm

Sun Oct 5, 5:00 pm

Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

$25

An evening of world premieres by six of the Twin Cities finest dancers, winners of 2012 and 2013 McKnight Dancer Fellowships:

Dancers:

Kari Mosel

Tamara Ober

Gregory Waletski

Taryn Griggs

Ashwini Ramaswamy

Stephen Shroeder

Commissioned Choreographers (respectively):

Lane Gifford

D.J. Mendel

Karen Sherman

Jodi Melnick

Alarmel Valli

James Morrow

Each year the McKnight Fellowship Program selects three exceptional dancers to receive a coveted honor: a McKnight Artist Fellowship. In addition to a cash award, they receive a commission for a new solo dance from a choreographer of their choice, who creates a new work tailored expressly for them. The dance fellows awarded in 2012 and 2013 have selected an amazing and eclectic group of national and international choreographers to bring their

choreographic imaginations to the Northrop stage. The result is SOLO, an evening of six world premieres - beautiful, fascinating new works that range from traditional Indian Bharatanatyam to intensely physical modern dance to thoughtful and intimate choreographic explorations. Don't miss this watched-for event showcasing truly exceptional talent from the Twin Cities and beyond.

Credit line: SOLO and the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers are made possible through the generous support of The McKnight Foundation.

For more info and tickets, please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/mcknight-solo

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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11. GIRLYWOOD- OCTOBER 9-11

Thursday - Saturday, October 9 - 11, 2014 | 7:30PM

Tickets: $12 advance, student, senior | $15 door

http://www.intermediaarts.org/catalyst-series-girlywood

April Sellers Dance Collective brings two dances, BIG BABY and Jousting, to Intermedia Arts this Fall. Set among ruffles and tinsel, BIG BABY, explores female archetypes and queer performance’s influence on them. Jousting, a collaborative duet with Mary Ann Wall first seen in Brooklyn, NY, examines the spectrum of gender and how feminism has become the new “F-word.” Choreographed by April Sellers with Guest Artist Mary Ann Wall. Featuring performances by Emily Gastineau, Tim Rehborg, Kimberly Rhyme, Susan Scalf and Heather Spear

Also featuring works by choreographers Laurie Van Wieren and Kenna Cottman. Cottman's excerpt from crowd control will address the question "why do we put on stage what's been born in the dark?" crowd control will feature the live music of Gospel Machine, and local dancers Deja Stowers, Emily Broeker, Kenna Cottman and an ASL interpreter. Choreographer and dancer Laurie Van Wieren will be performing 1 dancer and a dj, performed by Chris Holman and Laurie Van Wieren.

Contact: April Sellers, aprilsellersdc@gmail.com

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12. THE SAGE AWARDS- OCTOBER 14

The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting the 10th Annual SAGE Awards for Dance on Tuesday, October 14th at 7:30p.m. in The Goodale Theater. Tickets are $20, $15 for students and seniors (fees included)

This year, the Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance will present nine awards to honorees in six categories: Outstanding Performance, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Design, Outstanding Dance Educator, Outstanding Performing Ensemble and Special Citation (which recognizes someone with a strong connection to the field of dance in Minnesota). Awards recipients are selected by an anonymous group of peer panelists for work presented in the past year.

The awards Gala on October 14, 2014, will also include dance performances by Megan Flood, Patrick Scully, B-Boy J-Sun and Praxis. Legendary jazz pianist Butch Thompson will provide music for the evening. Following the ceremony is a reception at Mason’s Restaurant and Barre with the nominees, performers and friends (free with a 2014 SAGE Awards ticket).

More information and tickets:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/sage-awards-dance-1

The Cowles Center: http://www.thecowlescenter.org

COntact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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13. ST PAUL BALLET: BALLET TUESDAY AT THE LANDMARK CENTER- OCTOBER 14

Ballet Tuesday returns for another season October 14th at 12pm!

Join Saint Paul Ballet for a FREE performance as they perform excerpts from their company repertoire and incorporate audience participation.

Location: Landmark Center

75 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org regarding any questions.

Visit http://www.spcballet.org/ for more information.

Contact: SPB Ballert, spcb@spcballet.org

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14. NORTHROP AND WALKER ART CENTER PRESENT ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER/ROSAS- OCTOBER 15-17

Northrop and Walker Art Center Present

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas

Wed-Fri, Oct 15-17, 8:00 pm

Walker Art Center

$32

Rosas Danst Rosas

Thirty-one years after it set the dance world on fire, one of the defining choreographers of our time offers a rare remount of her groundbreaking early dance-theater masterpiece. Although the Walker has presented de Keersmaeker previously, her signature work has never been seen in the Midwest. Now widely-viewed as a seminal work of art for its rhythmic complexity, stylized minimalism, nuanced feminism, and choreographic rigor, the piece has had an impact on several generations of dance creators on both sides of the Atlantic. The work’s influence has extended beyond dance circles into theater, design, music, and seeped into popular culture—one well-known example being the video for Beyonce’s hit “Countdown,” which drew directly from the costuming, set, and choreography of Rosas Danst Rosas.

For more info and tickets, please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/anne-teresa-de-keersmaekerrosas

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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15. SKEWED VISIONS PRESENTS “EX”- OCTOBER 17

On October 17, after all the performances in cars, farmer’s markets, factories, streets, and rooftops, Skewed Visions presents a quiet piece in an ordinary room. It features performances by Charles Campbell, Annie Enneking, Megan Mayer, and Billy Mullaney.

"Ex" is a performance created by Skewed Visions co-founder Charles Campbell -- part theater, part dance -- that follows an unusual formal structure. The piece is structured by Radiohead’s “Codex,” slowed down from just under 5 minutes to 60 minutes. The song provides a rhythm and structure for the performed images, as each sonic image in the song has a correlating image performed on stage.

"Ex" was developed out of a year in which I lost my mother to Alzheimer's and my sister to cancer. It places themes of family, memory, and loss in an ordinary room, giving these images a home in our everyday lives. Spectacle might seem to claim these things as exceptional. They're not. They're as ordinary as this room. And it's not a dour show. I like to say "Ex" is an entertaining encounter with death.

"Ex" runs October 17 - November 1, 2014, at 8:00pm in the Thingmakers Union Hall in the California Building in Northeast Minneapolis.

See Skewed Visions website for all performance dates: http://www.skewedvisions.org/2014/09/ex/

Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/872141

$28 ($10 for Skewed Visions members)

Contact: Charles Campbell, charles@skewedvisions.org

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16. FIRST PEOPLES FUND- OCTOBER 18

On October 18th, The Cowles Center For Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting The First Peoples Fund – 2014 Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Awards at 5:30pm in The Goodale Theater. At 5:30pm, there will be a pre-show art auction and reception. Tickets will be $100. At 7:30pm, the award ceremony begins.

A special one-night-only evening of traditional and contemporary American Indian performances featuring some of today’s most celebrated Indigenous artists.

The evening will feature Native artists performing on-stage together for the first time ever, including newly-commissioned works by poet Heid E. Erdrich (Ojibwe), contemporary musician Wade Fernandez (Menominee), world music singer Jennifer Kreisberg (Tuscarora), traditional dancers Oneida Smoke Dancers (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin) with five-year-old grass dancer Gavino Limón, traditional hula dancers Pua Ali'i 'Ilima with Vicky Holt Takamine (Native Hawaiian), and hip hop artist Frank Waln (Sicangu Lakota), all the way from Honolulu, Hawaii. Additional performers will be announced soon.

Pre-show Art Auction and Reception

Tickets $100

Begins at 5:30 pm

Only 100 tickets are available to the Second Annual Pre-show Art Auction and Reception. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet this year's Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Award Honorees while attending a silent auction of First Peoples Fund artists’ donations. Food and drink will be provided. Two years ago, the fundraiser raised more than $20,000 to support First People Fund's fellowship and grant programs.

More information and tickets:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/first-peoples-fund

The Cowles Center:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/thecowlescenter

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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17. NORTHROP PRESENTS LES BALLETS DE MONTRÉAL- OCTOBER 24

Northrop Presents

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal

Fri, Oct 24, 8:00 pm

Carlson Family Stage at Northop

$58, $48, $38

Closer

Night Box

Harry

A stunning fusion of contemporary style and polished technique, BJM’s Minneapolis debut will showcase the physicality and theatricality that they’re known for, with works by some of today’s most exciting international choreographers.

For Harry, Israeli-American choreographer Barak Marshall was inspired by the compromises and balance between men and women. Teeming with energy, the work is set to a score combining jazz, Israeli folksongs and traditional music.

Set to composer Philip Glass’s Mad Rush, Benjamin Millipied’s duet Closer is a voluptuous and vibrant exchange, imbued with an intense yet simple sensuality, that of the tension between two bodies.

Evoking the city night through sounds, rhythms, music and an incessant blinking of lights, Wen Wei Wang’s Night Box is a high-voltage work in which love, loss, sexuality and joy are intertwined, combining contemporary ballet with street dance in alternating sequences for group, trio, duet and solo.

For more info and tickets, please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/les-ballets-jazz-de-montreal

Contact: Cari Hatcher,
northrop@umn.edu

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18. THE RIGHT HERE SHOWCASE- NOVEMBER 14-23

The Right Here Showcase, a new annual showcase of contemporary performance, is being launched to highlight and celebrate the wealth of performing arts excellence right here in Minnesota. The inaugural Showcase will be held for two weekends at the James Sewell Ballet TEKBOX downtown Minneapolis at The Cowles Center, November 14-23.

The Right Here Showcase fills a gap in the local arts community by providing an annual juried platform to support Minnesota-based mid-career contemporary performing artists who create their own work and cultivate their own vision, and introduce new audiences to their work.

The six inaugural Showcase Artists commissioned to create new work, or significantly reimagine an existing work from their repertoire, are:

Bart Buch

Kym Longhi

Gadu Fukasawa Schmitz

Rosy Simas

Deborah Jinza Thayer

Vanessa Voskuil

All six artists are well known within the Twin Cities performing arts community as dedicated independent creators of original performance, honing a personal vision, and establishing a significant body of work right here in our community.

DATES:

November 15-15-16, 21-22-23

LOCATION:

The JSB TEKBOX, Cowles Center

TICKETS:

Suggested Donation $10-$25

INFORMATION:

www.righthereshowcase.weebly.com, Facebook

ARTISTIC PRODUCER:

Paul Herwig, Co-Artistic Director, Off-Leash Area, offleash@offleasharea.org, 612-724-7372

Paul Herwig is a fiscal year 2014 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact: Paul Herwig, Offleash@offleasharea.org, 612-724-7372

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19. FALL 2014 TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION- NOW THRU NOVEMBER 23

Celebrating contact improvisation: community, practice, technique

Developed in partnership with the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.

This project coincides with Composing Forward: The Art of Steve Paxton at the Walker Art Center. http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/composing-forward-art-steve-paxton

Contact Improvisation Weekly Class and Jam series

Monday September 8- November 17th, 2014

The Cowles Center’s Target Education Studio

Class 6-7.30pm $10-15 sliding scale

$100 for the eleven week series & including jam

Open jam 7.30-9pm $3 suggested donation

This special series will be an amazing opportunity to learn from some of the Twin Cities most experienced movement teachers and improvisers. Together we will explore how our bodies move while in physical contact with each other while focusing on the laws that govern motion: mass, gravity, momentum and inertia. We will train the body in sensory awareness, weight-bearing partnering skills and improvisation. Class will be playful, meditative and acrobatic and followed by an open jam. People of all levels of experience are welcome to come learn contact improvisation together in this safe environment.

This special series will be an opportunity to learn from movement practitioners and improvisers based in Twin Cities. Teachers include Rosy Simas, Taja Will, Jane Shockley, Kristin Van Loon, Morgan Thorson, Dustin
Haug, Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad.

Contact Improvisation talks

October 5th 2-4pm, 3304 East 24th st, apt 2

Contact Quarterly readings with Peter Pleyer (Berlin), Olive Bieringa, Otto Ramstad and special guests YOU! Bring your favorite CQ contact improvisation article to share or just come listen.

October 19th 2-4pm at the Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts.

The history of contact improvisation in the Twin Cities with Patrick Scully and Jane Shockley.

November 13th 7pm with Steve Paxton at the Walker Art Centerhttp://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/talking-dance-steve-paxton

November 16 with Karen Nelson details tba

Thru the Skin Workshop with Karen Nelson

Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 November 10-4pm

To register email wendyruble@gmail.com or call
651-­‐699-­‐4905

Full schedule and details: http://bodycartography.org/upcoming

Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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ONGOING CLASSES

20. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT TU DANCE AND ZENON

Please join Erin Thompson for advanced modern technique classes at TU Dance Center on Tuesdays beginning September 2nd, and at Zenon Dance School on Thursdays beginning September 11th. Classes are from 9:30-11:00 with live accompaniment.

Tu Dance Center

2121 University Avenue, St. Paul

Zenon Dance School

528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

Contact: Erin Thompson, thomp065@umn.edu

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21. BALLET FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

Pas de Deux Dance Studio offers the following classes for Teens and Adults:

Teen/Adult Ballet: for beginners as well as dancers who want to brush up on their basic technique before joining a harder class

Ballet III, Ballet IV and Ballet IV/V: ability level technique classes based on the Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet for dancers with previous ballet experience.

Pointe:
teens and adults are invited to join either of our pointe classes, placement to be determined by the instructor

For more details, go to http://www.pasdedeuxdance.com/classes and click on the adults link.

Contact: Miss Zachari at Pas de Deux Dance Studio, studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

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22. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL FALL SESSION SEPTEMBER 8-DECEMBER 21

Drop-ins always welcome!

Check out the fall classes schedule online at zenondance.org!

Questions on enrolling, class cards or dropping in? Call the Zenon office! 612.338.1101

Contact: Molly Johnson, molly@zenondance.org

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23. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

​TU Dance Center offers several classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced level.
Join us in our spacious studio!

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Morning Open Classes

Monday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Elayna Waxse

Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am, Modern with Erin Thompson (Sep. 23 - Modern with Greg Dolbashian)

Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Laurel Keen

Thursday, 8:30-9:30am, Yoga with Sarah Baumert

Thursday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Friday, 9:30-11:00am, ​Horton-based ​Modern with ​Toni Pierce ​​

Sunday, 10:30am-12:00pm, Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson

Afternoon/Evening Open Classes

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm, Advanced Horton-based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands

Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm, Advanced/Intermediate ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Thursdays, 7:15-8:45pm, Advanced/Intermediate West African with Kenna-Camara Cottman

Fridays, 5:30-7:00pm, Advanced Ballet with Laurel Keen

Saturdays, 3:00-4:​00pm, Advanced/Intermediate ​Im​provisation with Blake Nellis

​​(Saturday Sept. 20, 3:00-4:30pm, Open class with guest artist Greg Dolbashian)​

For more information visit "Open Classes" at http:www.tudance.org.
Schedule is subject to change.
Cost:
$14/class, $120/10-class card.

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota
55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. (Free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center)

Contact: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org

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24. NEW DANCE FITNESS STUDIO IN NORTHEAST MINNEAPOLIS NOW OPEN

Barre, Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Pilates, Zumba. Classes for Children and Adults.

Students must preregister by calling or emailing, or through our website

www.StraightlineDanceFitness.com

Straightline Dance Fitness 34 13th Avenue Northeast, Minneapolis, MN 55413,

612-385-4218, straightlinedancefitness@gmail.com

Special Unlimited Month Introductory offer, single class, or packages available.

Contact: Gretchen Bierbaum, straightlinedancefitness@gmail.com

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25. OPEN BALLET CLASSES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE & SCHOOL

Minnesota Dance Theatre & School

Open Ballet Classes for Teens and Adults

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS (*Preregistration required)

Tuesday, 7:00PM - 8:30PM, Studio 6B, Ellie Ahmann

BEGINNING BALLET

Sunday, 11:30AM - 1:00PM, Studio 6B, Ellie Ahmann

BEGINNING-INTERMEDIATE BALLET

Monday, 6:45PM - 8:15PM, Studio 6A, Marcia Keegan

Thursday, 7:00PM - 8:30PM (with Pointe 8:30PM - 9:00PM), Studio 6A, Laura

Daugherty (or Ellie Ahmann)

Saturday, 9:00AM - 10:30AM, Studio 6A, Jill Lile

INTERMEDIATE BALLET

Wednesday, 7:00PM - 8:30PM, Studio 6A, Marcia Keegan

INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED BALLET

Sunday, 11:15AM - 12:45PM (with Pointe 12:45PM - 1:15PM), Studio 6A, Marcia

Keegan

ADVANCED-PROFESSIONAL BALLET, 9:30AM - 11:00AM, Studio 2B

Monday - James Sewell (or Chris Hannon)

Tuesday - Lirena Branitski

Wednesday - Barry Leon

Thursday - Lirena Branitski

Friday - Sally Rousse

Saturday - Justin Leaf

Regular Class Prices:

90-minute class $15

Barre only $10

30-minute pointe class $5

10-class card $110

5-class card $60

10-pointe class card $40

Class cards can be purchased with cash, check, or credit card.

Single classes can be purchased with cash or check only.

*Ballet Fundamentals (preregistration required)

Fall Session: September 9 - November 25, 2014

12-class series, $150

Winter Session: January 6 - March 24, 2015

12-class series, $150

Spring Session: April 7 - June 23, 2015

12-class series, $150

Summer Session: July 7 - August 25, 2015

All classes are offered at The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55403.

For more information, visit the MDT&S website at http://www.mndance.org

Contact: Open Division Manager Justin Leaf at justin.leaf@mndance.org

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26. PRE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

Will continue to take registrations through September.

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org to enroll.

For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

Level 3
Three required days per week (M,Th, F)

Classes include beginning pointe, modern and workshop.

Level 4
Four required days per week. (M,Tu, W, Sa)

Classes include pointe three times per week, modern, and workshop.

Level 5
Five required days per week. (M, Tu, W, Th, Sa)

Level 6
Five required days per week. (M, Tu, W, Th, Sa)

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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27. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org to enroll.

For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

Teen Beginning Ballet (no experience necessary; ages 12-18)

Introduction to the technique and artistry of ballet, musicality and terminology.

Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm Grand Ave Studio

Teen Open Ballet (6 months of experience ; ages 12-18)

Continuation of technique and artistry of ballet including ballet barre and centre exercises.

Wednesday 5:00-6:30pm Grand Ave Studio

Adult Beginning Ballet (no experience; ages 16+)

Introduction to the technique and artistry of ballet, musicality and terminology.

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm Grand Ave Studio

Saturdays 8:30-9:30am Grand Ave Studio

Adult Lifelong Ballet

This is a less strenuous class for the mature dancer who loves the elegance of ballet at a slower pace.

Monday 10:00-11:00am Grand Ave Studio

Teen and Adult Open Ballet (6 months of experience)

These technique classes offer more demanding movement vocabulary and combinations.

Tuesday 8:00-9:30pm Grand Ave Studio

Wednesday 7:30-9:00pm Grand Ave Studio

Thursday 7:00-8:30pm Fairview Ave Studio

Friday 10:00-11:30am Grand Ave Studio

Saturday 9:30-11:00am Grand Ave Studio

CLASS CARDS

4-class card: $54 good for 3 months from date of purchase. 8-class card: $98 good for 3 months from date of purchase. 12-class card: $132

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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28. OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

For more information visit http://www.spcballet.org/company/classes_auditions/

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an email to info@spcballet.org

Tuesday 10:00-11:30am technique with Marianne Raub

Wednesday 10:00-11:30am technique with Barbara Weinstine

Thursday 10:00-11:30am technique with Maureen Haworth

Sunday 11:30-1:00pm technique with Chris Onusko (Some Sundays this fall with Lirena Branitski)

Cost:
$15/class, $8/working professionals, $10/undergrad
CLASS CARDS

4-class card: $54 good for 3 months from date of purchase. 8-class card: $98 good for 3 months from date of purchase.

12-class card: $132

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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29. CHILDREN’S PROGRAM AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

There’s still time to register!

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org to enroll. For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

Dance Fundamentals (Age 6). One 1-hour lesson per week.

Dancers gain strength, flexibility, self confidence and are encouraged to create in collaboration with others

Beginning Ballet (Age 7+). One 1.5-hour lesson per week.

Introduction to the basics of ballet vocabulary and technique, traditional structure and etiquette of the ballet class, creative movement and repertoire.

Level 1 Ballet (Must be age 8 by September 1, 2014). Two lessons per week. 4 hours total.

Introductory ballet technique with a focus on developing movement vocabulary. Classes include introduction to modern.

Level 2 Ballet. Two lessons per week. 5 hours total.

Continuation of ballet technique with a focus on increased strength, stamina, flexibility, and coordination. Classes include modern.

Boys’ Club (Ages 7-11) FREE! Monday 4:30-5:15pm

.75 hrs intro to ballet conditioning, flexibility and technique particular to male dancers. Plenty of jumping and strength exercises.

Location: Fairview Avenue Studio

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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30. OPEN CLASSES WITH MATHEW JANCZEWSKI, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF ARENA DANCES

Janczewski’s classes will explore the qualities of released and off-balance dancing with the use of gravity, spiral and momentum -- daring students to find qualities of stillness and explosion. Spatial awareness will be heightened with use of “disco-ball” beams of light, while challenging students to use a range of dynamics: vigorous, athletic, gestural and theatrical.

You will sweat, a lot.

When:

September 8 – September 28: Mondays and Fridays, 10am – 11:30am

The Cowles Center, Studio 6B

528 Hennepin Ave,

Minneapolis, MN 55403

Classes are $15 for drop-ins

Contact: Scott Stafford, scott.arenadances@gmail.com

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

31. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY MASTER CLASS- SEPTEMBER 26

Taught by PTDC dancer to be announced

Friday, Sep 26, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Hubbard Broadcasting Rehearsal Studio, Northrop (ground floor; east entrance)

84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Free (reservations required: email northrop@umn.edu)

All levels welcome, though some experience is helpful.

Contact: Cari Hatcher, chatcher@umn.edu

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32. SUBBODY RESONANCE BUTOH WORKSHOP- SEPTEMBER 28-DECEMBER 7

8 Weeks Workshop with Gadu

Subbody Resonance Butoh Workshop is designed as a pre-requisite for Subbody Butoh Workshop in order to learn the basic conditioning methods and approach of Subbody Butoh Method.
The essence of Subbody Method is “Resonance.” As Taoist master Lao-tzu said “Tao can be told is not an eternal Tao,” Resonance is also indescribable. It can only be felt and experienced. Come and experience the power of Resonance!

Subbody Butoh Workshop is a group process and this workshop requires no previous dance experience.

Anyone who would like to explore his or her hidden creative potentials is welcome!

When:
Sunday 6 -9 pm
September 28

October 5, 12, 26

November 2, 9, 30
December 7

Where:
Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 2322 Garfield St. NE, Mpls 55418

Tuition:
$200 ($180 when you register by Sept 15, 2014)

Contact: Gadu at doushingadu@gmail.com or call 612-703-7501 to register or for mroe information.

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33. MSU DANCE PROGRAM’S ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL DANCE WORKSHOP- OCTOBER 3

The Dance Program's Annual High School Dance Workshop, hosted by MSU, Mankato, will be held, Friday, October 3rd.
If you are currently in high school or have graduated, please attend. A variety of dance classes will be taught by MSU Dance Faculty.
The day will begin at 9:30 am. and wrap up with a mini performance of current work, and a brief Q & A at 1:30 pm.

To register go to: http://www.mnsu.edu/dance/news/danceworkshopreg.html

Contact: Julie Kerr-Berry, Dance Program Director 507.389.2125, or julie.kerr-berry@mnsu.edu

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34. PILATES REFORMER 1 & MOVEMENT PRINCIPLES TEACHER TRAINING- OCTOBER 3-5

Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT

Roger Gonzalez Hibner

Friday, October-3-2014 to Sunday, October-5-2014

Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 11:30 am - 6:30 pm

Sunday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy

Pilates Movement Principles introduces you to the biomechanical foundation of the Pilates method and to the essential components of functional core strength, lumbopelvic and scapular stability, as well as assessing and correcting alignment and improving flexibility. Pre-Pilates exercises are included for teaching these key principles to your clients and classes. Reformer 1 includes an introduction to the Pilates Reformer including set up and safety, plus beginning exercises, program sequencing and teaching tips for group classes. By the end of the course you will be able to teach beginning Reformer classes or personal training sessions. 1 year experience teaching movement, anatomy, 30 Pilates Reformer classes or personal training sessions

Class: $499.00

Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $75.00

Register: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=13182&stype=-8&sView=week&sDate=5/10/2014

Contact: Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler,

cari@paragonpilatespt.com

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35. BIODANZA- THE HEART’S WISDOM: CO-CREATING THE LIVING DREAM- OCTOBER 10-11

OCT 10 – 11, 2014 | Walker Church Sanctuary Space | MPLS

Facilitated by Maria Magdalena

Join us for a weekend workshop traversing music – movement – and experience. Biodanza is the “Poetry of the Human Encounter.” New to the Midwest, Biodanza is a modality that stimulates community, awakens a consciousness for universal solidarity, helps participants to recover their joy and vitality, and celebrates the sacredness of life. Maria is a dynamic and inspiring facilitator of this form. “Biodanza creates the opportunity for the rhythm of life to penetrate your being – and the seeds of joy to find the fertile ground of community.”

Discovery Evening – open to all

Friday, October 10, 7-10pm

$20 advance / $25 door

Whole Workshop – includes Friday eve

Friday, October 10, 7-10pm

Saturday October 11, 10am–6pm

$90 advance / $99 door

Discount pricing ends September 30 – Sign-up before then to get these special rates.

http://consciousdanceminneapolis.com/biodanza/

Contact: Miel Dragun,
mnbiodanza@gmail.com, [612] 816-2962

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36. ENGAGE: A BODY-MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOP- OCTOBER 25 & NOVEMBER 9

A Body-Mind Centering® workshop with certified teachers Otto Ramstad & Olive Bieringa
on how we interact with the world with our feet, hands and face. This workshop is open to anyone who is curious about their body and how it moves.

Sunday October 25 10am-5pm

Together we will investigate the anatomy and embryological origins of our hands, feet: the bones, muscles, ligaments, nerves and fluid content through hands on and movement explorations.

Sunday Nov 9 10am-5pm

Together we will investigate the anatomy and embryological origins of our nervous system and sensory structures. Systems that bring us into relationship with the world through kinesthesia, touch, taste, smell, hearing and vision.

Both Olive and Otto are certified teachers of Body-Mind Centering® who have been teaching Body-Mind Centering®, dance, and improvisation internationally for almost twenty years in contexts such as Impulstanz, Vienna, Movement Research, NYC, Ponderosa, Germany, and for dance companies, such as Axis Dance Company, California, Lyon Opera Ballet, Lyon, and Young Dance, Minneapolis. As co-directors of the BodyCartography Project they were named Dance Company of the Year 2013 and Artists of the Year 2008 by the Twin Cities City Pages.

Twin Cities T’ai-Chi Chu’an Studio, St Paul

2242 University Avenue W, #207

$160-220 sliding scale/$90-120 sliding scale for one day

Registration and questions:

olive@bodycartography.org

tel 917.463.9300

www.bodycartography.org

Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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37. PILATES MAT TEACHER TRAINING- NOVEMBER 7-9

with Cari Riis Stemmler
and Tiza Wynn Riley

Mat II

Intermediate/Advanced Exercises

Mat II includes the remaining intermediate and advanced level exercises as well as essential movement principles and training tips for advancing clients to the higher levels. Pilates for sports specific activities are also covered.

Fri, Nov. 7th - Sun, Nov 9th

Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Fee: $499.00 American Dollar

Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $75.00

Register: https://www.pilates.com/BBAPP/V/education/host-sites.html

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy

5101 Vernon Ave. South
Suite 2A

Edina MN 55436 USA

952-405-9765

Contact: Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler,

cari@paragonpilatespt.com

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

38. AUDITION FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE

Did you miss the audition for Zenon Dance Zone? We are auditioning for both Technique and Performance groups for Fall Session!

WHEN: Thursday, September 25, 7:00-8:30pm

Registration begins at 6:30pm

WHERE: Zenon Dance School Studio 4A

528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis MN

4th floor

Zenon Dance Zone is an intensive study and performance program that offers students the opportunity to study with first-rate instructors, work with area choreographers and perform in a studio concert at the end of the session. If you are taking 4 or more classes a week or looking for performance opportunities—join Zone!

The program is divided into two levels:

Technique Level: provides students the opportunity to enhance their creative and technical skills and explore new dance styles with unlimited classes at Zenon Dance School.

Performance Level: provides an opportunity for students to work with area choreographers and perform in an end-of-session concert along with unlimited classes at Zenon Dance School.

The Fall Zone Concert is December 12, 13 @ 8pm and December 14 @ 7pm. Guest choreographers include Jesse Schmitz-Boyd, Torre Edahl and Ashley Yergens.

Students are chosen by audition and their tuition is subsidized by partial scholarship.

Prorated Tuition (Starting September 26)

UNLIMITED CLASSES FOR FALL SESSION

Performance Group: $572 (only $44 per week for 13 weeks)

Technique Group: $637 (only $49 per week for 13 weeks)

Contact: Molly Johnson, molly@zenondance.org

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39. SEEKING MALE DANCERS

1) A professional male Dancer for the 2014–15 season as a full company member salaried employee, Sept 2014 to mid-May 2015

2) Nutcracker: Male dancer for title role of Nutcracker, AND one or more additional men for first act party scene. TCB's Nutcracker is at the beautiful 1000-seat Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center), December 12-14, 2014;

3) Company Trainee: opening for an advanced male student to both train with TCB's official school, Ballet Royale Minnesota, in its Professional Trainee Division day program with educational financial aid packet, and take class and dance with TCB company members for the 2014-2015 season.

Applicants must have advanced classical ballet and contemporary (modern) technique, strong performance skills, and who have an excellent work ethic and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically.

Interested dancers should contact Twin Cities Ballet's Artistic Director Denise Vogt at info@TwinCitiesBallet.org or call 952-452-3163

Video links of class and/or performances in different genres is recommended but not required.

Dancers will receive company class each weekday afternoon, with rehearsals primarily on the weekends during non-performance weeks. Expect to participate in TCB's The Nutcracker and a new spring production in May at the south metro's premier professional theater, the Ames Center, as well as other smaller venues doing shorter mixed genre pieces as additional opportunities arise throughout the year.

For more information: http://www.twincitiesballet.org/documents/TCBCCompanyAudition.htm

Contact: Denise Vogt, info@TwinCitiesBallet.org or call 952-452-3163.

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40. AUDITION FOR BALLET ROYALE’S PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION

Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION is an elite daytime training program that provides a comprehensive advanced course of study for talented, ambitious and committed students from all over the country who wish to maximize their personal growth and/or pursue dance professionally.

All students in this program are on partial scholarship, and ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM IS BY AUDITION AND INVITATION ONLY.

This weekday afternoon program provides training in Ballet Technique, Pointe, Men’s Class, Performance (Musical Theater) Jazz, Modern (Contemporary) dance, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, independent workshops, guest teachers, personal coaching, Pilates/Injury Prevention, Advanced Variations and multiple performance opportunities.

In addition to receiving the finest professional dance training, Professional Trainee Division students also serve as apprentices with Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, the resident dance company of Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center), and train along side TCB's professional company members.

AUDITION INFORMATION:

To accommodate the various schedules of potential Professional Trainee Division participants, students interested in auditioning for the program should contact Ballet Royale directly and arrange to take an audition class.

For more information and to schedule an audition class: Call 952-898-3163 or E-mail info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

41. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

I wanted to give you the heads-up about Career Transition For Dancers’ next grant application deadline: November 5, 2014.

To apply:

1) call our grant administrator Ann Barry (212-764-0172) to see if you qualify.

2) Schedule an appointment with career counselor Maryellen Langhout to complete the application.
For more information about this grant opportunity and our FREE services visit our website at
careertransition.org

Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

42. CAREER COUNSELING FOR DANCERS

Dancers!! A quick reminder that we provide FREE career counseling sessions by phone or in person (Tuesdays 2pm to 7pm and noon to 5pm on Thursdays)! If you are a professional dancer wondering what happens after your last bow, a dancer in need of guidance on how to find extra income, or a dance student trying to be proactive about your future, we are here for you. Career Transition For Dancers, founded in 1985, offers vocational guidance, assistance with resumes and cover letters and, one-on-one Career Counseling for FREE.

Appointments with our Midwest counselor Maryellen Langhout are, once again, FREE; just call 312-666-0234 or email at mlanghout@careertransition.org for more information.

Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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OTHER DANCE NEWS

43. ReRosasMN: MAKE YOUR OWN VIDEO CONTEST

In anticipation of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas’ performance at Walker Art Center, October 15-17, Northrop and Walker Art Center are asking you to step up and record your own performance of Rosas danst Rosas for a #ReRosasMN video submission contest.

Keersmaeker, perhaps inspired by Beyoncé's "rework" of the piece for her Countdown video, has a video with instructions on how to recreate the piece. To date, there have been over 1,500 reproductions, from accomplished dancers to preschool classes and from senior centers to danceline teams.

Make your submission, and then get social: the submissions with the most retweets (use the hashtag #ReRosasMN) have a chance to win the grand prize package, which includes:

—4 tickets to Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (opening night)

—10 tickets to a 2014-15 Northrop Dance Season event

—2 tickets to a 2014-15 Walker Performing Arts Season event

—4 gallery passes to the Walker Art Center

More of a spectator than a participant? Just check the Northrop blog for submissions and retweet your favorite and tag it #ReRosasMN. Everyone who retweets a submission will be entered in a drawing for:

—2 tickets to Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (opening night)

—4 drinks while you enjoy the performance

More details—and videos—available here: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/learn-engage/blog/wanna-dance-somebody

Contact” Andrea Brown, andrea.brown@walkerart.org


44. 2 NEW WAYS TO BUY TICKETS

You spoke, we listened. We are committed to providing the highest level of customer service, so we have added two new easy ways to purchase tickets—with an app and on Facebook.

App

Visit your Playstore, search and download the app Walletini. Once it is downloaded, you can search locally for our listing of performances and purchase directly from your phone or tablet.

Facebook

Visit our Facebook page, click on the tab Get Tickets. You will see all of our performances under the tab and you can simply purchase tickets.

As always, you can call our friendly box office at 612.206.3600 or visit us online at thecowlescenter.org.

Visit our Facebook page
| Download Walletini |
www.thecowlescenter.org

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org


45. COWLES CLUB

Join The Cowles Club! With this $50 membership, you get 20% off all tickets purchased, 2 free guest passes for the 14/15 season, 10% off at Mason’s Restaurant and Barre, $5 parking to all events, $1 off adult beverages at concessions, and early ticket buying to special events.
I know, these deals are outrageously awesome, and if you break it down, you would be saving money after your second show!

More information and to sign up: http://www.thecowlescenter.org/member

The Cowles Center:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/thecowlescenter

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org


Dance Community News - September 17, 2014

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. RALPH LEMON: SCAFFOLD ROOM- SEPTEMBER 16-28

2. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE 10TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCES - SEPTEMBER 18-20

3. OFF-LEASH AREA’S 5th ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR CONTINUES- THIS WEEKEND IN BLOOMINGTON!- SEPTEMBER 19-20

4. LAST CHANCE TO DANCE! WITH DON’T YOU FEEL IT TOO?- SEPTEMBER 19

5. TAKE BACK THE TUTU LECTURE SERIES AT ST. PAUL BALLET- SEPTEMBER 19

6. DANCE AND MUSIC AT ST. PAUL OPEN STREETS WATER FESTIVAL- SEPTEMBER 21

7. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR: CREATIVE DOMAIN- SEPTEMBER 21

8. 9x22 DANCE/LAB- SEPTEMBER 24

9. NORTHROP PRESENTS DANCEMAKER- SEPTEMBER 25

10. FLYING FOOT FORUM PRESENTS ALICE IN WONDERLAND- SEPTEMBER 25-OCTOBER 12

11. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY PERFORMANCE PREVIEW- SEPTEMBER 27

12. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY- SEPTEMBER 27

13. MATHEW JANCZEWSKI’S ARENA DANCES PRESENTS THE MAIN STREET PROJECT AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER- OCTOBER 2-5

14. NORTHROP PRESENTS SOLO- OCTOBER 4-5

15. “CLASS OF ‘85” AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER- OCTOBER 9-19

16. ST PAUL BALLET: BALLET TUESDAY AT THE LANDMARK CENTER- OCTOBER 14

17. THE SAGE AWARDS- OCTOBER 14

18. NORTHROP AND WALKER ART CENTER PRESENT ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER/ROSAS- OCTOBER 15-17

19. FALL 2014 TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION- NOW THRU NOVEMBER 17

ONGOING CLASSES

20. BARBI LEE DANCE ARTS HAS OPENING FOR 3-8 YR. OLDS

21. OPEN ADVANCED/ PROFESSIONAL JAZZ

22. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT TU DANCE AND ZENON

23. EXPRESSIVE MOVEMENTS CANCELED

24. PRE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM AT ST. PAUL BALLET

25. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT ST. PAUL BALLET

26. OPEN PROFESSIONAL CLASSES AT ST. PAUL BALLET

27. CHILDREN’S PROGRAM AT ST. PAUL BALLET

28. OPEN BALLET CLASSES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE & SCHOOL

29. OPEN CLASSES WITH MATHEW JANCZEWSKI, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF ARENA DANCES

30. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

31. SOCIAL DANCE STUDIO OFFERS MONTHLY LADIES SALSA STYLING WORKSHOPS- SEPTEMBER 27

32. SUBBODY RESONANCE BUTOH WORKSHOP- SEPTEMBER 28- DECEMBER 7

33. PILATES REFORMER 1 & MOVEMENT PRINCIPLES TEACHER TRAINING- OCTOBER 3-5

34. ROARING 20s: THE BASIC OF CHARLESTON AND SWING- OCTOBER 14

35. ENGAGE: A BODY-MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOP- OCTOBER 25 & NOVEMBER 9

36. PILATES MAT TEACHER TRAINING- NOVEMBER 7-9

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

37. GT ARTISTRY SEEKS DANCERS

38. LOOKING FOR CONTEMPORARY/MODERN DANCERS

39. MEN- TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MN HAS THREE OPTIONS FOR YOU!

40. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA/TWIN CITIES BALLET OPENINGS FOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION & APPRENTICES

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

41. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

42. MONDAY NIGHT GRANT CIRCLE!

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

43. CAREER COUNSELING FOR DANCERS

OTHER DANCE NEWS

44. DIALOGUE AND REFLECTION ON Dance/USA CONFERENCE

45. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE HAS A NEW WEBSITE!

46. ORDWAY COMMISSIONS NEW WORK FROM ANANYA DANCE THEATRE

47. THE MINNESOTA SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE ANNOUNCES THE 2014 NOMINEES!

48. THE SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE NEEDS YOUR DANCE FOOTAGE FOR ITS ANNUAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW VIDEO

49. CHINI STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

50. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS

51. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN BLOOMINGTON

52. JOIN THE COWLES CLUB!

53. 2 NEW WAYS TO BUY TICKETS TO THE TO THE COWLES CENTER

54. ReRosasMN: MAKE YOUR OWN VIDEO CONTEST

55. WALKER ART CENTER PERFORMING ARTS SEASON -- SAVE WHEN YOU SEE 4!


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. RALPH LEMON: SCAFFOLD ROOM- SEPTEMBER 16-28

Walker Art Center

Open Rehearsals: September 16–24

Exhibition Opening Kickoff: September 25

Performances: September 26–28

Full information on the exhibition opening kickoff, performances, open rehearsals, and related events at http://eepurl.com/2LWd1

Scaffold Room, Ralph Lemon’s bold new “lecture-performance-musical,” refracts ideas and images of the female artist in American pop and contemporary art culture. Riveting performances by Okwui Okpokwasili and April Matthis—who take up iconic figures from popular entertainment, science fiction, and history including Beyoncé, Moms Mabley, Amy Winehouse, Kathy Acker, Adele, Ben Webster, and Samuel Delaney—evolve alongside video images of a rural Mississippi Delta community. The performance collapses past, present, and future, calling up the dreams of outer-space travel from fiction and film of the previous century. Sound score created live by composer Marina Rosenfeld.

Note: performance contains explicit language and adult subject matter.

Contact: Andrea Brown, andrea.brown@walkerart.org

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2. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE 10TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCES - SEPTEMBER 18-20

The Cowles Center for Dance • Thu-Sat • Sept. 18-20 • 8pm

528 Hennepin Av, Minneapolis

Post-performance talk Fri, Sept. 19

To kick off its 10th anniversary season, Ananya Dance Theatre will present Neel: Blutopias of Radical Dreaming, a multi-disciplinary immersion in the work and world of women’s dreams. This world premiere launches a multi-year series of full-length dances exploring the kinds of work that women around the world do to sustain their communities.

Neel layers concepts and choreography by Ananya Chatterjea and conceptual behavioral artist Marcus Young, performance by 10 ADT dancers and guest artist Shá Cage, composition by Greg Schutte, thematic text by Sharon Bridgforth, vocalizations by Chastity Brown, Mankwe Ndosi and Pooja Goswami, multi-lingual poetry recited by the dancers, set and costume design by Annie Katsura Rollins and lighting by Jesse Cogswell.

Tickets: $20-$30. Senior, student and group discounts available. $10 student rush day of performance. Online at http://www.cowlescenter.org or call Cowles Center Box Office, 612-206-3600.

Ananya Dance Theatre is supported by ArtsLab, a program of Arts Midwest. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund. Neel is supported by a Challenge America grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.g

Contact: Gary Peterson, gary.peterson@ananyadancetheatre.org

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3. OFF-LEASH AREA’S 5th ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR CONTINUES- THIS WEEKEND IN BLOOMINGTON!- SEPTEMBER 19-20

This year's tour features a brand new family friendly dance/theater production, “Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along" in which Stripe & Spot (Paul Herwig and Taous Claire Khazem) each set sail in search of glory and conquest, but instead find themselves haplessly shipwrecked on an uncharted island. Presided over by a vaudevillian Sun and Moon (Jesse Schmitz-Boyd and Jennifer Ilse), buoyed with an original music score, and anchored to an ingenious revolving stage, “Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along” is a ridiculous and immensely creative fable for the entire family.

Full of Off-Leash Area’s visual creativity, "Stripe & Spot" features choreography by Jennifer Ilse, set design by Paul Herwig, music and sound composition by Craig Harris, costumes by Kym Longhi, lighting design by Paul Epton, and text by playwright Dominic Orlando.

Make reservations online at Eventbrite: https://garagetour.eventbrite.com

Remaining tour dates:

Bloomington (Sept 19 & 20 at 7pm; Sept 21 at 2pm)

Isanti (Sept 26 & 27 at 7pm; Sept 28 at 2pm)

Plymouth (Oct 3 & 4 at 7pm; Oct 5 at 2pm)

Minneapolis (Oct 10 & 11 at 7pm; Oct 12 at 2pm)

More information about the tour: http://garagetour.tumblr.com/

Contact: Billie Jo Konze, billiejo.konze@gmail.com

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4. LAST CHANCE TO DANCE! WITH DON’T YOU FEEL IT TOO?- SEPTEMBER 19

Friday, Sept. 19 is the last session of Don't You Feel It Too?, a practice of dancing truthfully, playful provocation, social healing, and personal liberation.

Join Marcus Young, Grace Minnesota and friends from 5:30-7pm for this ridiculously fun practice of public dancing and inner-life exploration on Nicollet Mall. Rain or shine. All sessions are free and open to the public.

As this is our grand finale for the season, we will follow the dancing with a pizza party. Please bring some cash to contribute if you plan to eat.

Here’s how it works: Meet at Peavey Plaza at 5:30pm. Bring headphones and an mp3 player with your favorite songs. Wear comfortable shoes for dancing on concrete, and leave everything else behind. The first half-hour you receive instruction and get comfortable. Then we dance and transcend our fear.

Feel free to contact DYFIT@graceminnesota.org with questions. Let us know you’re coming, or just drop in. Learn more about the practice at http://www.graceminnesota.org/dyfit01.html

Contact: Marcus Young, DYFIT@graceminnesota.org

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5. TAKE BACK THE TUTU LECTURE SERIES AT ST. PAUL BALLET- SEPTEMBER 19

Saint Paul Ballet is proud to introduce our Take Back the Tutu Lecture Series! In partnership with The Emily Program and community professionals, we will bring you a dynamic set of lectures over the next nine months. From body image awareness to injury prevention, we are committed to bringing you information on how to be a holistic, healthy dancer.

This month, Artistic Director Zoé Emilie Henrot will present Dance Anatomy: Connecting the Parts

Please join us on Friday September 19th, 7pm at 655 Fairview Avenue N in Saint Paul

For a complete list of lectures go to: https://www.spcballet.org/company/bodyimage-seminar-feb-28/

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to spcb@spcballet.org with

any questions.

Visit http://www.spcballet.org/
for more information.

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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6. DANCE AND MUSIC AT ST. PAUL OPEN STREETS WATER FESTIVAL- SEPTEMBER 21

Sunday, September 21, 12-4 PM

University Avenue at Oxford

Join in this arts celebration of water. All ages will enjoy a stage filled with performances honoring water from many cultures. There will be activitiesfor all ages. Take a survey and enter to win a high quality rain barrel! FREE! Part of a great afternoon of activities on University Avenue.

Performances by Iny Asian Dance Theater, Little Thunderbirds, Kari Tauring & Carol Sersland, Danza Mexica Cuahetomoc, Living Wisdom, Titambe, and Lau Hawaiian Collective.

More information at http://www.wisdomdances.com/storm/openstreets/

Contact: Emily Jarett Hughes, emily@wisdomdances.com

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7. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR: CREATIVE DOMAIN- SEPTEMBER 21

Northrop Presents

Paul Taylor: Creative Domain

Sun, Sep 21, 4:00 pm

Best Buy Theater

Free and open to the public

Directed by Kate Geis, 2013

Elusive and iconic, Paul Taylor has stayed largely behind the scenes over his years of leading his company. With this documentary, Director Kate Geis gives the viewer a rare glimpse of Taylor’s creative process as he conceives of and choreographs Three Dubious Memories, his 133rd dance

For more info, please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/paul-taylor-creative-domain

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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8. 9x22 DANCE/LAB- SEPTEMBER 24

8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-16 (sliding scale)

Melissa Birch

Scott Stafford

DANCEBUMS: Margaret E Johnson, Karen Gullikson, Kara Motta, Maggie Zepp

Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater

810 W Lake St

Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

www.bryantlakebowl.com

BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations

Full-service restaurant and bar in theater

In its tenth year, 9x22 Dance/Lab features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.

Contact: Laurie Van Wieren, laurievanwieren@gmail.com

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9. NORTHROP PRESENTS DANCEMAKER- SEPTEMBER 25

Northrop Presents

Dancemaker

Thu, Sep 25, 6:00 pm

Best Buy Theater

Free and open to the public

Directed by Matthew Diamond, 1998

This documentary follows Paul Taylor and his company during 1997, and provides an intimate look at the choreographer and his inspirations and vulnerability. The company is seen in rehearsals, on the road, and backstage. Taylor’s pieces Piazzolla Caldera and Esplanade both provide a backdrop for the film, among others.

For more info, please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/dancemaker

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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10. FLYING FOOT FORUM PRESENTS ALICE IN WONDERLAND- SEPTEMBER 25-OCTOBER 12

September 25-October 12, 2014, The Lehr Theater, in the Lowry Building

350 St Peter St, St Paul, MN

tickets: The Ordway Box Office, 651-2244222, www.ordway.org

Alice in Wonderland is a major Twin Cities community event that will bring together community members, students, audiences, puppets, and 16 dancers, singers, actors, and musicians in a joyous trip down the rabbit hole in a participatory, promenade style, musical theater performance at the Lehr Theater in St Paul.Alice in Wonderland will be a combination folk dance party, bedtime story, and rock concert all in one fantastical retelling of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, reminding us all that life can be an adventure worth taking and that sometimes things you don’t understand can make life more wondrous and mysterious.

Contact: Karla Grotting, karlagrotting@gmail.com

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11. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY PERFORMANCE PREVIEW- SEPTEMBER 27

Northrop Presents

Paul Taylor Dance Company Performance Preview

Sat, Sep 27, 6:45 pm

Best Buy Theater

Free and open to the public

Carl Flink, who previously danced with PTDC, talks with the company’s Rehearsal Director Bettie de Jong and Company Manager Holden Kellerhals for an inside look at the company and their work.

For more info, please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/paul-taylor-dance-company-performance-preview

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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12. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY- SEPTEMBER 27

Northrop Presents

Paul Taylor Dance Company

Featuring Live Music with Piazzolla Caldera

Sat, Sep 27, 8:00 pm

Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

$64, $54, $44

Aureole

Beloved Renegade

Piazzolla Caldera

with Pablo Ziegler quintet finale

The Paul Taylor Dance Company, established in 1954, is one of the world's most highly respected and sought-after ensembles. Taylor himself became a cultural icon and one of history's most celebrated artists, hailed as part of the pantheon that created American modern dance.

Set to a baroque music score, Aureole is often lauded as one of Taylor's first big successes. With an irresistibly light spirit, Aureole contains Taylor's signature long limbed and lyrical movement vocabulary.

Beloved Renegade was inspired by the life and work of 19th Century American writer Walt Whitman, who revered the body and soul as one and who famously loved all with equal ardor, specifically the line from Leaves of Grass: “I am the poet of the body and I am the poet of the soul.”

Piazzolla Caldera infuses Astor Piazzolla’s tango music without a single authentic tango step. Taylor’s choreography captures the essence of tango culture, including the sexuality and the dizzy headiness.

For more info and tickets, please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/paul-taylor-dance-company-7

Contact, Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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13. MATHEW JANCZEWSKI’S ARENA DANCES PRESENTS THE MAIN STREET PROJECT AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER- OCTOBER 2-5

The piece explores how current attitudes, relationships and habits have changed in an information-driven technological world by utilizing integrative forms of media – juxtaposing visceral and explosive movement with electro/techno/pop music, folk-inspired songs, and projections of filmed interviews with people from diverse communities and backgrounds. The work illuminates themes of isolation and belonging in contemporary society to ask the question, does “Main Street” still exist?

The Main Street Project is informed by ARENA’s Intergenerational Residency Program, which utilizes community outreach between youth and elder communities to create dialogue about universal topics such as home, community, and connection.

Dancers: Kimmie Allen, Sarah Baumert, Elise Erickson, Dustin Haug, Blake Nellis, and Timmy Wagner

Tickets are available here:

http://www.showclix.com/event/ARENA-DANCESTheMainStreetProject

Contact: Scott Stafford, scott.arenadances@gmail.com

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14. NORTHROP PRESENTS SOLO- OCTOBER 4-5

Northrop Presents

SOLO

Sat, Oct 4, 8:00 pm

Sun Oct 5, 5:00 pm

Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

$25

An evening of world premieres by six of the Twin Cities finest dancers, winners of 2012 and 2013 McKnight Dancer Fellowships:

Dancers:

Kari Mosel

Tamara Ober

Gregory Waletski

Taryn Griggs

Ashwini Ramaswamy

Stephen Shroeder

Commissioned Choreographers (respectively):

Lane Gifford

D.J. Mendel

Karen Sherman

Jodi Melnick

Alarmel Valli

James Morrow

Each year the McKnight Fellowship Program selects three exceptional dancers to receive a coveted honor: a McKnight Artist Fellowship. In addition to a cash award, they receive a commission for a new solo dance from a choreographer of their choice, who creates a new work tailored expressly for them. The dance fellows awarded in 2012 and 2013 have selected an amazing and eclectic group of national and international choreographers to bring their

choreographic imaginations to the Northrop stage. The result is SOLO, an evening of six world premieres - beautiful, fascinating new works that range from traditional Indian Bharatanatyam to intensely physical modern dance to thoughtful and intimate choreographic explorations. Don't miss this watched-for event showcasing truly exceptional talent from the Twin Cities and beyond.

Credit line: SOLO and the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers are made possible through the generous support of The McKnight Foundation.

For more info and tickets, please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/mcknight-solo

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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15. “CLASS OF ‘85” AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER- OCTOBER 9-19

Come join COLLIDE and the "Class of '85", where the secrets hidden behind High School stereotypes are revealed and the fight to win Prom King and Queen is derailed.

Featuring dancers Renee Guittar, Jeffrey Robinson, Alannah Renstrom, Lucas Melsha, Lauren Anderson, Jami Snively, Kole Nelson, Riley Weber and Elander Rosser as well as a LIVE Band and two vocalists singing well known 1980's covers from artists such as Guns N Roses, Michael Jackson and more.

For tickets and info please visit www.colllidetheatrical.org

Contact: Kim Borwnell, info@collidetheatrical.org

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16. ST PAUL BALLET: BALLET TUESDAY AT THE LANDMARK CENTER- OCTOBER 14

Ballet Tuesday returns for another season October 14th at 12pm!

Join Saint Paul Ballet for a FREE performance as they perform excerpts from their company repertoire and incorporate audience participation.

Location: Landmark Center

75 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org regarding any questions.

Visit http://www.spcballet.org/ for more information.

Contact: SPB Ballert, spcb@spcballet.org

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17. THE SAGE AWARDS- OCTOBER 14

The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting the 10th Annual SAGE Awards for Dance on Tuesday, October 14th at 7:30p.m. in The Goodale Theater. Tickets are $20, $15 for students and seniors (fees included)

This year, the Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance will present nine awards to honorees in six categories: Outstanding Performance, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Design, Outstanding Dance Educator, Outstanding Performing Ensemble and Special Citation (which recognizes someone with a strong connection to the field of dance in Minnesota). Awards recipients are selected by an anonymous group of peer panelists for work presented in the past year.

The awards Gala on October 14, 2014, will also include dance performances by Megan Flood, Patrick Scully, B-Boy J-Sun and Praxis. Legendary jazz pianist Butch Thompson will provide music for the evening. Following the ceremony is a reception at Mason’s Restaurant and Barre with the nominees, performers and friends (free with a 2014 SAGE Awards ticket).

More information and tickets:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/sage-awards-dance-1

The Cowles Center: http://www.thecowlescenter.org

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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18. NORTHROP AND WALKER ART CENTER PRESENT ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER/ROSAS- OCTOBER 15-17

Northrop and Walker Art Center Present

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas

Wed-Fri, Oct 15-17, 8:00 pm

Walker Art Center

$32

Rosas Danst Rosas

Thirty-one years after it set the dance world on fire, one of the defining choreographers of our time offers a rare remount of her groundbreaking early dance-theater masterpiece. Although the Walker has presented de Keersmaeker previously, her signature work has never been seen in the Midwest. Now widely-viewed as a seminal work of art for its rhythmic complexity, stylized minimalism, nuanced feminism, and choreographic rigor, the piece has had an impact on several generations of dance creators on both sides of the Atlantic. The work’s influence has extended beyond dance circles into theater, design, music, and seeped into popular culture—one well-known example being the video for Beyonce’s hit “Countdown,” which drew directly from the costuming, set, and choreography of Rosas Danst Rosas.

For more info and tickets, please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/anne-teresa-de-keersmaekerrosas

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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19. FALL 2014 TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION- NOW THRU NOVEMBER 17

Celebrating contact improvisation: community, practice, technique

Developed in partnership with the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.

This project coincides with Composing Forward: The Art of Steve Paxton at the Walker Art Center. http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/composing-forward-art-steve-paxton

Contact Improvisation Weekly Class and Jam series

Monday September 8- November 17th, 2014

The Cowles Center’s Target Education Studio

Class 6-7.30pm $10-15 sliding scale

$100 for the eleven week series & including jam

Open jam 7.30-9pm $3 suggested donation

This special series will be an amazing opportunity to learn from some of the Twin Cities most experienced movement teachers and improvisers. Together we will explore how our bodies move while in physical contact with each other while focusing on the laws that govern motion: mass, gravity, momentum and inertia. We will train the body in sensory awareness, weight-bearing partnering skills and improvisation. Class will be playful, meditative and acrobatic and followed by an open jam. People of all levels of experience are welcome to come learn contact improvisation together in this safe environment.

This special series will be an opportunity to learn from movement practitioners and improvisers based in Twin Cities. Teachers include Rosy Simas, Taja Will, Jane Shockley, Kristin Van Loon, Morgan Thorson, Dustin
Haug, Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad.

Contact Improvisation talks

October 5th 2-4pm location tba

Contact Quarterly readings with Peter Pleyer (Berlin), Olive Bieringa, Otto Ramstad and special guests YOU! Bring your favorite CQ contact improvisation article to share or just come listen.

October 19th 2-4pm at the Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts.

The history of contact improvisation in the Twin Cities with Patrick Scully and Jane Shockley.

November 13th 7pm with Steve Paxton at the Walker Art Center http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/talking-dance-steve-paxton

November 16 with Karen Nelson details tba

Thru the Skin Workshop with Karen Nelson

Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 November 10-4pm

To register email wendyruble@gmail.com or call
651-­‐699-­‐4905

Full schedule and details: http://bodycartography.org/upcoming

Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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ONGOING CLASSES

20. BARBI LEE DANCE ARTS HAS OPENING FOR 3-8 YR. OLDS

In our new fall program we have openings in the Skippers class for 3 yr. olds (Sat. 930) Creative movement and in the 6-8 yr. old beginning ballet/tap combo class…..(Fri. 515)

Contact Barbi Lee or visit our web page for more info.

www.barbilee.com

Contact: Barbara Lotsberg, barbilee@aol.com

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21. OPEN ADVANCED/ PROFESSIONAL JAZZ

COLLIDE holds open Jazz classes Tuesdays 7:30-9:00pm and Thursdays 9:30-11:00am in Studio 5B At the Cowles Center.

Classes consists of a 45 minute intense technical warm-up, followed by jazz adagio and across the floor combinations and ends with the teaching of a combination. Classes are open to the public, no pre-registration required. Classes are a friendly community environment that celebrate the love of jazz and dance.

$12 or $10 with the purchase of a Class Card.

For more info please visit www.collidetheatrical.org. All classes are taught by COLLIDE Artistic Director Regina Peluso

Contact: Kim Brownell, info@collidetheatrical.org

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22. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT TU DANCE AND ZENON

Please join Erin Thompson for advanced modern technique classes at TU Dance Center on Tuesdays beginning September 2nd, and at Zenon Dance School on Thursdays beginning September 11th. Classes are from 9:30-11:00 with live accompaniment.

Tu Dance Center

2121 University Avenue, St. Paul

Zenon Dance School

528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

Contact: Erin Thompson, thomp065@umn.edu

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23. EXPRESSIVE MOVEMENTS CANCELED

Expressive Movements has canceled Adult Integrated Focus I class for Thursdays, September 18 and 25, 2014. More information coming soon regarding Fall 2014 programming at Expressive Movements.

Contact: Dan Sedgeman, emdancedan@gmail.com

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24. PRE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM AT ST. PAUL BALLET

There’s still time to register!

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org to enroll.

For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

Level 3
Three required days per week.

In the progression of the ballet curriculum pointe work is introduced.

Classes include modern and workshop.


Monday 6:00-8:30pm


Thursday 6:00-8:00pm


Friday 4:30-7:30pm


Location: Grand Avenue studios

Dress Code: Girls- Raspberry leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers.


Boys (for all levels)-White shirt, black tights, dance belt, black ballet slippers.

Level 4
Four required days per week.

Classes include pointe three times per week, modern, and workshop.

Monday 6:00-8:30pm

Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm


Wednesday 6:00-8:00pm


Saturday 12:30-3:30pm


Location: Fairview Avenue Studios

Dress Code: Girls- Royal leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers.


Level 5
Five required days per week.

Monday 4:00-7:00pm


Tuesday 4:00-6:30pm


Wednesday 4:00-6:00pm


Thursday 4:00-7:00pm


Saturday 9:30am-12:30pm


Location: Fairview Avenue Studios

Dress Code: Girls-Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers

Level 6
Five required days per week.

Monday 4:00-7:00pm


Tuesday 4:00-6:30pm


Wednesday 4:00-6:00pm


Thursday 4:00-8:00pm

Saturday 9:30am-12:30pm


Location: Fairview Avenue Studios

Dress Code: Girls- Level 6 Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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25. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT ST. PAUL BALLET

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org to enroll

For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

Teen Beginning Ballet (no experience necessary; ages 12-18)


Learn the technique and artistry of ballet, musicality and terminology. Class provides an introduction to a basic ballet barre and centre exercises.

Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm Grand Ave Studio

Teen Open Ballet (6 months of experience ; ages 12-18)

Learn more complex technique and artistry of ballet as well as musicality and terminology. Class includes ballet barre and centre exercises.

Wednesday 5:00-6:30pm Grand Ave Studio

Adult Beginning Ballet (no experience; ages 16+)


Learn the technique and artistry of ballet as well as musicality and terminology. Class provides an introduction to ballet barre and centre exercises.

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm Grand Ave Studio

Saturdays 8:30-9:30am Grand Ave Studio

Adult Lifelong Ballet

This is a less strenuous class for the mature dancer who loves the elegance of ballet at a slower pace.

Monday 10:00-11:00am Grand Ave Studio

Teen and Adult Open Ballet (6 months of experience)


These technique classes offer more demanding movement vocabulary and combinations.

Tuesday 8:00-9:30pm Grand Ave Studio


Wednesday 7:30-9:00pm Grand Ave Studio


Thursday 7:00-8:30pm Fairview Ave Studio

Friday 10:00-11:30am Grand Ave Studio


Saturday 9:30-11:00am Grand Ave Studio

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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26. OPEN PROFESSIONAL CLASSES AT ST. PAUL BALLET

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org to enroll

For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

Classes include a full barre and centre work. Students must have previous classical ballet training and knowledge of barre and centre work. SPB Open Adult Level and SPB Level 5-6 students are welcome to take these classes.

NOTE: These classes are attended by the SPCB Company dancers and all take place at the Fairview Ave Studio.

Tuesday 10:00-11:30am technique with Marianne Raub


Wednesday 10:00-11:30am technique with Barbara Weinstine


Thursday 10:00-11:30am technique with Maureen Haworth


Sunday 11:30-1:00pm technique with Chris Onusko

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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27. CHILDREN’S PROGRAM AT ST. PAUL BALLET

There’s still time to register!

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org to enroll

For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

Ready, Steady, Go! (Age 4)

One 45-minute lesson per week

This is a developmentally appropriate dance class for 4 year olds emphasizing movement and musicality. Young dancers will have fun with skills learned through rhyme and rhythm.

Dance Fundamentals (Age 6)

One 1-hour lesson per week

Dancers gain strength, flexibility, self confidence and are encouraged to create in collaboration with others

Beginning Ballet (Age 7+)

One 1.5-hour lesson per week

Introduction to the basics of ballet vocabulary and technique, traditional structure and etiquette of the ballet class, creative movement and repertoire.

Level 1 Ballet (Must be age 8 by September 1, 2014)

Two lessons per week! 4 hours total.

Introductory ballet technique according to a Vaganova-based curriculum, with a focus on developing movement vocabulary. Classes include introduction to modern.

Level 2 Ballet

Two lessons per week. 5 hours total.

Continuation of ballet technique according to a Vaganova-based curriculum, with a focus on increased strength, stamina, flexibility, and coordination. Classes include modern.

Boys’ Club (Ages 7-11)

Monday 4:30-5:15pm

.75 hrs intro to ballet conditioning, flexibility and technique particular to male dancers. Plenty of jumping and strength exercises.

Location: Fairview Avenue Studio

Dress Code: Boys-White shirt, black shorts, bare feet.

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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28. OPEN BALLET CLASSES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE & SCHOOL

Minnesota Dance Theatre & School

Open Ballet Classes for Teens and Adults

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS (*Preregistration required)

Tuesday, 7:00PM - 8:30PM, Studio 6B, Teacher: Ellie Ahmann

BEGINNING BALLET

Sunday, 11:30AM - 1:00PM, Studio 6B, Teacher: Ellie Ahmann

BEGINNING-INTERMEDIATE BALLET

Monday, 6:45PM - 8:15PM, Studio 6A- Teacher: Marcia Keegan

Thursday, 7:00PM - 8:30PM (with Pointe 8:30PM - 9:00PM), Studio 6A- Teacher: Laura Daugherty

Saturday, 9:00AM - 10:30AM, Studio 6A- Teacher: Jill Lile

INTERMEDIATE BALLET

Wednesday, 7:00PM - 8:30PM, Studio 6A, Teacher: Marcia Keegan

INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED BALLET

Sunday, 11:15AM - 12:45PM (with Pointe 12:45PM - 1:15PM), Studio 6A, Teacher: Marcia Keegan

ADVANCED-PROFESSIONAL BALLET, 9:30AM - 11:00AM, Studio 2B

Monday - James Sewell (or Chris Hannon)

Tuesday - Lirena Branitski

Wednesday - Barry Leon

Thursday - Lirena Branitski

Friday - Sally Rousse

Saturday - Justin Leaf

Regular Class Prices:

90-minute class $15

Barre only $10

30-minute pointe class $5

10-class card $110

5-class card $60

10-pointe class card $40

Class cards can be purchased with cash, check, or credit card. Single classes can be purchased with cash or check only.

*Ballet Fundamentals (preregistration required)

Fall Session: September 9 - November 25, 2014

12-class series, $150

Winter Session: January 6 - March 24, 2015

12-class series, $150

Spring Session: April 7 - June 23, 2015

12-class series, $150

Summer Session: July 7 - August 25, 2015

All classes are offered at The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue,

Minneapolis MN 55403.

For more information, visit the MDT&S website at http://www.mndance.org

Contact: Open Division Manager Justin Leaf, justin.leaf@mndance.org

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29. OPEN CLASSES WITH MATHEW JANCZEWSKI, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF ARENA DANCES

Janczewski’s classes will explore the qualities of released and off-balance dancing with the use of gravity, spiral and momentum -- daring students to find qualities of stillness and explosion. Spatial awareness will be heightened with use of “disco-ball” beams of light, while challenging students to use a range of dynamics: vigorous, athletic, gestural and theatrical.

You will sweat, a lot.

When:

September 8 – September 28: Mondays and Fridays, 10am – 11:30am

The Cowles Center, Studio 6B

528 Hennepin Ave,

Minneapolis, MN 55403

Classes are $15 for drop-ins

Contact: Scott Stafford, scott.arenadances@gmail.com

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30. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

TU Dance Center offers several classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced level.
Join us in our spacious studios!

Morning Open Classes

Monday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Elayna Waxse

Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am, ​Modern with Erin Thompson (Sept. 23-Modern with Greg Dolbashian)

Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Laurel Keen

Thursday, 8:30-9:30am, Yoga with Sarah Baumert

​​Thursday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Friday, 9:30-11:00am, Horton based ​Modern with ​Toni Pierce

​Sunday, 10:30am-12:00pm, Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson

Afternoon/Evening Open Classes

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm, Advanced Horton based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands

Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm, Advanced/Intermediate ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Thursdays, 7:15-8:45pm, West African with Kenna-Camara Cottman

Fridays, 5:30-7:00pm, Advanced Ballet with Laurel Keen

Saturdays, 3:00-4:​00pm, Advanced/Intermediate ​Im​provisation with Blake Nellis

​​(Saturday Sept. 20, 3:00-4:30pm, Open class with guest artist Greg Dolbashian)​

For more information visit "Open Classes" at http:www.tudance.org.
Schedule is subject to change.
Cost:
$14/class, $120/10-class card.

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota
55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. (Free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center)

Contact: Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez, abdo.sayegh@tudance.org

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

31. SOCIAL DANCE STUDIO OFFERS MONTHLY LADIES SALSA STYLING WORKSHOPS- SEPTEMBER 27

Leah Lapic and Kasidy Moore will be hosting the first one on September 27th at 3:30pm. Our goal is to help you improve your fundamental salsa movements and give you some new ideas to jazz up your shine work. This will be an all levels class.

The workshop will be broken down into two parts:

- Part One will focus on breaking down basic body movements, arm styling and isolations.

- Part Two will be spent learning a shine pattern and then styling it up in two different ways.

Workshop is $10 preregistration/$15 at the door.

We hope to see your lovely faces on Saturday, September 27th!

http://www.socialdancestudio.com

Contact: Kasidy Moore, Kasidy@thefreshfactorgc.com

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32. SUBBODY RESONANCE BUTOH WORKSHOP- SEPTEMBER 28- DECEMBER 7

8 Weeks Workshop with Gadu

Subbody Resonance Butoh Workshop is designed as a pre-requisite for Subbody Butoh Workshop in order to learn the basic conditioning methods and approach of Subbody Butoh Method.
The essence of Subbody Method is “Resonance.” As Taoist master Lao-tzu said “Tao can be told is not an eternal Tao,” Resonance is also indescribable. It can only be felt and experienced. Come and experience the power of Resonance!

Subbody Butoh Workshop is a group process and this workshop requires no previous dance experience.

Anyone who would like to explore his or her hidden creative potentials is welcome!

When:
Sunday 6 -9 pm
September 28

October 5, 12, 26

November 2, 9, 30
December 7

Where:
Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 2322 Garfield St. NE, Mpls 55418

Tuition:
$200 ($180 when you register by Sept 15, 2014)

Contact: Gadu at doushingadu@gmail.com or call 612-703-7501

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33. PILATES REFORMER 1 & MOVEMENT PRINCIPLES TEACHER TRAINING- OCTOBER 3-5

Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT Roger Gonzalez Hibner

Friday, October-3-2014 to Sunday, October-5-2014

Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 11:30 am - 6:30 pm

Sunday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy

Pilates Movement Principles introduces you to the biomechanical foundation of the Pilates method and to the essential components of functional core strength, lumbopelvic and scapular stability, as well as assessing and correcting alignment and improving flexibility. Pre-Pilates exercises are included for teaching these key principles to your clients and classes. Reformer 1 includes an introduction to the Pilates Reformer including set up and safety, plus beginning exercises, program sequencing and teaching tips for group classes. By the end of the course you will be able to teach beginning Reformer classes or personal training sessions. 1 year experience teaching movement, anatomy, 30 Pilates Reformer classes or personal training sessions

Class: $499.00

Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $75.00

Register:

http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=13182&stype=-8&sView=week&sDate=5/10/2014

Contact: Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler,

cari@paragonpilatespt.com

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34. ROARING 20s: THE BASIC OF CHARLESTON AND SWING- OCTOBER 14

Tues, Oct 14

6:00-7:00pm

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Drake Room

Participants will be swingin’ back to the 20s where they will learn basic single swing with Charleston flare. With instructor Bryant Ortega
from Arthur Murray Dance Center – Saint Paul.

Ages 14+. Singles welcome.

$10 per person, or $5 per person for ticket holders of "Nice Work If You Can Get It"

Space is limited, so register today. Call 651.224.4222 or secure your spot.

Contact: Jessica Petrie,
jpetrie@ordway.org

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35. ENGAGE: A BODY-MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOP- OCTOBER 25 & NOVEMBER 9

A Body-Mind Centering® workshop with certified teachers Otto Ramstad & Olive Bieringa
on how we interact with the world with our feet, hands and face. This workshop is open to anyone who is curious about their body and how it moves.

Sunday October 25 10am-5pm

Together we will investigate the anatomy and embryological origins of our hands, feet: the bones, muscles, ligaments, nerves and fluid content through hands on and movement explorations.

Sunday Nov 9 10am-5pm

Together we will investigate the anatomy and embryological origins of our nervous system and sensory structures. Systems that bring us into relationship with the world through kinesthesia, touch, taste, smell, hearing and vision.

Both Olive and Otto are certified teachers of Body-Mind Centering® who have been teaching Body-Mind Centering®, dance, and improvisation internationally for almost twenty years in contexts such as Impulstanz, Vienna, Movement Research, NYC, Ponderosa, Germany, and for dance companies, such as Axis Dance Company, California, Lyon Opera Ballet, Lyon, and Young Dance, Minneapolis. As co-directors of the BodyCartography Project they were named Dance Company of the Year 2013 and Artists of the Year 2008 by the Twin Cities City Pages.

Twin Cities T’ai-Chi Chu’an Studio, St Paul

2242 University Avenue W, #207

$160-220 sliding scale/$90-120 sliding scale for one day

Registration and questions:

olive@bodycartography.org

tel 917.463.9300

www.bodycartography.org

Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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36. PILATES MAT TEACHER TRAINING- NOVEMBER 7-9

with Cari Riis Stemmler
and Tiza Wynn Riley

Mat II

Intermediate/Advanced Exercises

Mat II includes the remaining intermediate and advanced level exercises as well as essential movement principles and training tips for advancing clients to the higher levels. Pilates for sports specific activities are also covered.

Fri, Nov. 7th - Sun, Nov 9th

Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Fee: $499.00 American Dollar

Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $75.00

Register: https://www.pilates.com/BBAPP/V/education/host-sites.html

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy

5101 Vernon Ave. South
Suite 2A

Edina MN 55436 USA

952-405-9765

Contact: Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler,

cari@paragonpilatespt.com

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

37. GT ARTISTRY SEEKS DANCERS

GT Artistry is looking for talented dancers in various styles for a music video. This video will be a precursor to GT Artistry’s future show, Out Inferno, to grace the stage next year.

Committing to this project will require 4-5 rehearsals prior to filming on October 10th.There could be less rehearsals depending on how quickly the choreography comes together. Rehearsal dates and times will be scheduled according to chosen dancer’s availability. Looking to begin rehearsals week of September 22nd.

If you are STRONG in the styles listed below please respond with your resume, headshot, and a link performing that style to gtartistry@gmail

Breakdancer- Calling all Breakers (Male or Female). Must possess the ability to do some inverted moves as well as free style.

Jazz Funk- Need female dancer that possess the ability to perform jazzy hip hop styled choreography.

Female Pole Dancer- Must be an advance pole dancer with the capability of performing acrobatic dance moves.

Compensation- Copy of the video

Contact: Hans Kruger, gtartistry@gmail.com

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38. LOOKING FOR CONTEMPORARY/MODERN DANCERS

Modern dance company Bodhisattva Soyuz is looking for dancers with intermediate level contemporary/modern dance training for a performance at 9x22 on November 26. If interested please email days and times available to rehearse.

Contact: Prem Govindaswamy, govi0006@umn.edu

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39. MEN- TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MN HAS THREE OPTIONS FOR YOU!

Seeking:

1) A professional male Dancer for the 2014–15 season as a full company member salaried employee, Sept 2014 to mid-May 2015

2) Nutcracker: Male dancer for title role of Nutcracker, AND one or more additional men for first act party scene. TCB's Nutcracker is at the beautiful 1000-seat Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center), December 12-14, 2014;

3) Company Trainee: opening for an advanced male student to both train with TCB's official school, Ballet Royale Minnesota, in its Professional Trainee Division day program

with educational financial aid packet, and take class and dance with TCB company members for the 2014-2015 season.

Applicants must have advanced classical ballet and contemporary (modern) technique, strong performance skills, and who have an excellent work ethic and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically.

Interested dancers should contact Twin Cities Ballet's Artistic Director Denise Vogt at

info@TwinCitiesBallet.org or call 952-452-3163

Video links of class and/or performances in different genres is recommended but not required.

Dancers will receive company class each weekday afternoon, with rehearsals primarily on the weekends during non-performance weeks. Expect to participate in TCB's The Nutcracker and a new spring production in May at the south metro's premier professional theater, the Ames Center, as well as other smaller venues doing shorter mixed genre pieces as additional opportunities arise throughout the year.

For more information: http://www.twincitiesballet.org/documents/TCBCCompanyAudition.htm

Contact: Denise Vogt, info@TwinCitiesBallet.org or call 952-452-3163.

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40. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA/TWIN CITIES BALLET OPENINGS FOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION & APPRENTICES

Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION is an elite daytime training program that provides a comprehensive advanced course of study for talented, ambitious and committed students from all over the country who wish to maximize their personal growth and/or pursue dance professionally.

All students in this program are on partial scholarship, and ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM IS BY AUDITION AND INVITATION ONLY.

This weekday afternoon program provides training in Ballet Technique, Pointe, Men’s Class, Performance (Musical Theater) Jazz, Modern (Contemporary) dance, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, independent workshops, guest teachers, personal coaching, Pilates/Injury Prevention, Advanced Variations and multiple performance opportunities.

In addition to receiving the finest professional dance training, Professional Trainee Division students also serve as apprentices with Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, the resident dance company of Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center), and train along side TCB's professional company members.

AUDITION INFORMATION:

To accommodate the various schedules of potential Professional Trainee Division participants, students interested in auditioning for the program should contact Ballet Royale directly and arrange to take an audition class.

For more information and to schedule an audition class: Call 952-898-3163 or E-mail info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

41. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

I wanted to give you the heads-up about Career Transition For Dancers’ next grant application deadline: November 5, 2014.

To apply:

1) call our grant administrator Ann Barry (212-764-0172) to see if you qualify.

2) Schedule an appointment with career counselor Maryellen Langhout to complete the application.
For more information about this grant opportunity and our FREE services visit our website at
careertransition.org

Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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42. MONDAY NIGHT GRANT CIRCLE!

We've got two exciting meetings coming up with special guests at both! Please join us!

Sept 22 meeting from 4-5:45pm joined by Lauren Slone (Skypeing in from MAP Fund) at 5pm

Oct 6 meeting from 4-5:45pm joined by Sheila Smith (MCA) at 4:15pm

All meetings take place at the Cowles Center Target Education Studio, 2nd floor.

What is Monday Night Grant Circle?

Initiated by Michèle Steinwald and Sam Johnson to encourage and support discussions around grants and funding, Grant Circle is part social gathering, part information share, part work session. It is time and space to ask questions, get feedback, and work work work on those grants. All are welcome!

Contact: Sam Johnson, s_johnso@yahoo.com

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

43. CAREER COUNSELING FOR DANCERS

Dancers!! A quick reminder that we provide FREE career counseling sessions by phone or in person (Tuesdays 2pm to 7pm and noon to 5pm on Thursdays)! If you are a professional dancer wondering what happens after your last bow, a dancer in need of guidance on how to find extra income, or a dance student trying to be proactive about your future, we are here for you. Career Transition For Dancers, founded in 1985, offers vocational guidance, assistance with resumes and cover letters and, one-on-one Career Counseling for FREE.

Appointments with our Midwest counselor Maryellen Langhout are, once again, FREE; just call 312-666-0234 or email at mlanghout@careertransition.org for more information.

Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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OTHER DANCE NEWS

44. DIALOGUE AND REFLECTION ON Dance/USA CONFERENCE

Dance/USA will host a final gathering for the Twin Cities dance community on Friday, October 10.
Members of the Minneapolis and St. Paul dance community are invited for dialogue and reflection on the 2014 Dance/USA Annual Conference that was held in Minneapolis in June.
Dance/USA Executive Director Amy Fitterer will host the gathering along with members of the 2014 Minneapolis Host Committee.

Details:

Friday, October 10th

5:30pm CT

James Sewell Ballet’s TEK BOX

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

Contact: Johanna Tschebull, jtschebull@danceusa.org

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45. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE HAS A NEW WEBSITE!

Check it out at: http://www.ananyadancetheatre.org/

People Powered Dances of Transformation

Contact: Gary Peterson, gary.peterson@ananyadancetheatre.org

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46. ORDWAY COMMISSIONS NEW WORK FROM ANANYA DANCE THEATRE

Ananya Dance Theatre is honored to receive a commission from The Ordway Center for an original, evening-length work as part of Rock The Ordway, a 22-day celebration of the Center’s new Concert Hall in downtown St. Paul.

The performance, “Aahvan: Invoking the Cities,” will be a presentation of the Arts Partnership: The Ordway, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, and The Schubert Club, Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 7:30pm.

Backed by layers of live and recorded music, this epic, full-length dance theater piece exudes extraordinary images that weave together our rich legacy of water, the relationship of our people to the land, the diversity of local communities, and our artistic innovation.

http://www.ordway.org/rocktheordway/performances/ananya-dance-theatre/

Contact: Gary Peterson, gary.peterson@ananyadancetheatre.org

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47. THE MINNESOTA SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE ANNOUNCES THE 2014 NOMINEES!

Congratulations to the wonderful array of 2014 Sage Awards nominees! The panel of community members came to their decision after a thoughtful and rigorous process. We are thrilled to honor these Minnesota dance artists for their work in the past season and beyond.

For the full list of nominees, go to:

www.sageawards.org

or
https://www.facebook.com/sageawards

This year, the Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance will present 9 awards to honorees in six categories: Outstanding Performance, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Design, Outstanding Dance Educator, Outstanding Performing Ensemble and Special Citation (which recognizes someone with a strong connection to the field of dance in Minnesota).

The awards gala will also include dance performances by Megan Flood, Patrick Scully, B-Boy J-Sun/Praxis. Legendary jazz pianist Butch Thompson will provide music for the evening. Following the ceremony is a reception at Mason’s Restaurant and Barre with the nominees, performers and friends (free with a 2014 SAGE Awards ticket).

The Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance announced today the nominees for their 10th annual awards event on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in The Goodale Theater at The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts. Tickets are $20 (or $15 for students and seniors) and are on sale through The Cowles Center Box Office: 612.206.3600 or thecowlescenter.org.

Come out in festive dress to celebrate the nominees' honored work as the new season of dance gets underway.

Contact: Dana Kassel, danakkassel@gmail.com

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48. THE SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE NEEDS YOUR DANCE FOOTAGE FOR ITS ANNUAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW VIDEO

The Sage Awards for Dance needs your dance footage for its annual Year-In-Review video that will precede the 2014 awards ceremony at the Cowles Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014.

With the dance community's participation, we have been able to compile about 15 minutes of videos from performances that took place during the 12 months prior. We are excited to see what this year's batch of videos will showcase.

Please send 20-30 seconds of dance video by making it downloadable from Dropbox, Google Drive or Vimeo. The email with the download link should be sent to sageawardsvideos@gmail.com. This email should also include: what dance company, choreographer or performer is this representing, when and where was the performance and who did the music.

Video files should be can be .avi, .mov or .mp4 file, NTSC format, and 16:9 aspect ratio. It can be an edited clip or just a straight excerpt. Footage can be standard or high definition.

There should be no transitions leading in or out of the clip. Within the clip, use a dissolve between segments.

Include stereo sound, though it might not be used.

Footage that is wide-angled, shot from the back of the room with no panning is not recommended. Please choose footage that highlights the performers and is a medium shot. Close-ups and cross-shots are appreciated for diversity.

DEADLINE: September 15th

More info: http://www.sageawards.org/video-submissions-for-the-sage-awards/

Contact: Dana Kassel, sageawardsvideos@gmail.com

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49. CHINI STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

Two beautiful studio spaces in Uptown available to rent hourly for events or on an ongoing basis.

Space is perfect for: pilates, yoga or dance classes; theater or dance practice; photo or video shoots; music practice or lessons; auditions, small meetings or classes or parties & more

Studios have new wood floors, wall of mirrors, stereo system, and mini frig.

Folding table and extra chairs are also available.

Beautiful view and natural light from four western facing windows.

Studio A is 650 sf; Studio B is 750 sf.

Please call Holly at 612-412-5626 for more info or to view space.

Calhoun Building, 711 West Lake Street, Minneapolis

Contact: Holly Dabral, chini.studio@gmail.com

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50. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS

GREAT location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake behind Patrick’s Cabaret. Over 2000 square feet with windows, 2 mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only 2 blocks from the Lake Street / Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more information.

Contact: Eileen at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

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51. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN BLOOMINGTON

Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Ave in the lower level of the Great Bear Shopping Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more information.

Contact: Eileen at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and

availability.

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52. JOIN THE COWLES CLUB!

Join The Cowles Club! With this $50 membership, you get 20% off all tickets purchased, 2 free guest passes for the 14/15 season, 10% off at Mason’s Restaurant and Barre, $5 parking to all events, $1 off adult beverages at concessions, and early ticket buying to special events.
I know, these deals are outrageously awesome, and if you break it down, you would be saving money after your second show!

To purchase, visit http://www.thecowlescenter.org/member

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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53. 2 NEW WAYS TO BUY TICKETS TO THE TO THE COWLES CENTER

2 New Ways to Buy Tickets

You spoke, we listened. We are committed to providing the highest level of customer service, so we have added two new easy ways to purchase tickets—with an app and on Facebook.

App

Visit your Playstore, search and download the app Walletini. Once it is downloaded, you can search locally for our listing of performances and purchase directly from your phone or tablet.

Facebook

Visit our Facebook page, click on the tab Get Tickets. You will see all of our performances under the tab and you can simply purchase tickets.

As always, you can call our friendly box office at 612.206.3600 or visit us online at thecowlescenter.org.

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter

Walletini - https://www.walletini.com

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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54. ReRosasMN: MAKE YOUR OWN VIDEO CONTEST

In anticipation of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas’ performance at Walker Art Center, October 15-17, Northrop and Walker Art Center are asking you to step up and record your own performance of Rosas danst Rosas for a #ReRosasMN video submission contest.

Keersmaeker, perhaps inspired by Beyoncé's "rework" of the piece for her Countdown video, has a video with instructions on how to recreate the piece. To date, there have been over 1,500 reproductions, from accomplished dancers to preschool classes and from senior centers to danceline teams.

Make your submission, and then get social: the submissions with the most retweets (use the hashtag #ReRosasMN) have a chance to win the grand prize package, which includes:

4 tickets to Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (opening night)

10 tickets to a 2014-15 Northrop Dance Season event

2 tickets to a 2014-15 Walker Performing Arts Season event

4 gallery passes to the Walker Art Center

More of a spectator than a participant? Just check the Northrop blog for submissions and retweet your favorite and tag it #ReRosasMN. Everyone who retweets a submission will be entered in a drawing for:

2 tickets to Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (opening night)

4 drinks while you enjoy the performance

More details—and videos—available here:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/learn-engage/blog/wanna-dance-somebody

Contact: Andrea Brown, andrea.brown@walkerart.org

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55. WALKER ART CENTER PERFORMING ARTS SEASON -- SAVE WHEN YOU SEE 4!

Dance highlights include rare remounts of signature works by Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Judson Dance Theater alum/contact improvisation creator Steve Paxton; a Walker commission and world premiere from Chris Schlichting; solo dance works on the redefinition of home by leading African choreographers Faustin Linyekula and Panaibra Gabriel Canda; and Kenna-Camara Cottman curates a new edition of Choreographers’ Evening.

The season kicks off on September 26 with Ralph Lemon’s Scaffold Room, a collaboration with the Walkers’ Visual Arts department. Lemon merges performance, visual art, music, and text in an inquisitive hybrid that has its world premiere at the Walker before a national tour.

Browse all the events at http://www.walkerart.org/performing-arts/browse/2014-2015-season (including a world premiere theater piece from Miranda July, a mini-festival from The National’s Bryce Dessner, and the Out There 2015 lineup)

SEASON PACKAGE: Buy 4 events and save 20%—plus all ticket fees waived. Call 612.375.7600 or stop at the box office to take advantage of this special offer.

Contact: Andrea Brown, andrea.brown@walkerart.org

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Dance Community News - September 10, 2014

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. FLYING FOOT FORUM PRESENTS ALICE IN WONDERLAND- THRU OCTOBER 12

2. FREE TALK: PHILIP BITHER PREVIEWS THE WALKER’S PERFORMING ARTS SEASON- SEPTEMBER 11

3. DANCER AS DRIVER: SOLO AND THE 2012 and 2013 McKNIGHT ARTIST FELLOWS IN DANCE- SEPTEMBER 11

4. PENELOPE FREEH PRESENTS TEST PILOT- SEPTEMBER 12 and 13

5. OFF-LEASH AREA’s 5th ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR CONTINUES- THIS WEEKEND IN MENDOTA HEIGHTS- SEPTEMBER 12-14

6. TIME TRACK PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: THE ONE AND THE MANY - SEPTEMBER 12-15

7. GROUNDBREAKER BATTLE AT THE COWLES- SEPTEMBER 13

8. THE TRYLON THEATER SCREENS DANCE-THEMED “TEST”- SEPTEMBER 15-16

9. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE 10TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCES - SEPTEMBER 18-20

10. HOUSE OF DANCE TWIN CITIES (HIP HOP COMMUNITY CENTER) GRAND OPENING WEEKEND- SEPTEMBER 20-21

11. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR: CREATIVE DOMAIN- SEPTEMBER 21

12. 9x22 DANCE/LAB- SEPTEMBER 24

13. NORTHROP PRESENTS DANCEMAKER- SEPTEMBER 25

14. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY PERFORMANCE PREVIEW- SEPTEMBER 27

15. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY- SEPTEMBER 27

16. MATHEW JANCZEWSKI’S ARENA DANCES PRESENTS THE MAIN STREET PROJECT AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER- OCTOBER 2-5

17. NORTHROP PRESENTS SOLO- OCTOBER 4-5

18. FALL 2014 TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION- THRU NOVEMBER 17

19. THE SAGE AWARDS- OCTOBER 14

20. THE RIGHT HERE SHOWCASE- NOVEMBER 14-23

ONGOING CLASSES

21. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT TU DANCE AND ZENON

22. MATHEW JANCZEWSKI, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF ARENA DANCES, TO HOLD OPEN CLASSES!

23. CLASSES AT BALLARE TEATRO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER!

24. OPEN TAP CLASSES FOR ALL LEVELS AT ALESSO’S DANCE SPECTRUM

25. ERIN THOMPSON AND GABRIEL ANDERSON CO-TEACHING MODERN DANCE FOR YOUTH WITH YOUNG DANCE THIS FALL!

26. OPEN PROFESSIONAL CLASSES AT ST PAUL BALLET

27. CHILDREN’S PROGRAM AT ST. PAUL BALLET

28. PRE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM AT ST PAUL BALLET

29. YOUNG DANCE CLASSES!

30. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA ACCEPTING APPLICANTS FOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION DAY PROGRAM

31. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES!

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

32. MASTER CLASS WITH KATIE ELLIOT OF 3RD LAW DANCE THEATER- SEPTEMBER 12

33. URBAN FUSION WORKSHOP- SEPTEMBER 13

34. SUBBODY RESONANCE BUTOH WORKSHOP- SEPTEMBER 28- DECEMBER 7

35. CONTEMPLATIVE DANCE / AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT- OCTOBER 10-12

36. ENGAGE: A BODY-MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOP- OCTOBER 25-26

37. BIODANZA- THE HEART’S WISDOM: CO-CREATING THE LIVING DREAM- OCTOBER 10-11

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

38. DANCERCISE KIDS IS LOOKING FOR INSTRUCTORS

39. MEN - TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA (TCB) HAS THREE OPTIONS FOR YOU!

40. BALLARE TEATRO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER SEEKS INSTRUCTOR

41. LOOKING FOR TEEN AND ADULT DANCERS- ALL ABILITY LEVELS

42. CLARAS DREAM AUDITIONS AT ST PAUL BALLET

43. LOOKING FOR CONTEMPORARY/MODERN DANCERS

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

44. EXTENDED INTENT TO APPLY DEADLINE- TODAY!

45. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

46. WALKER ART CENTER PERFORMING ARTS SEASON -- SAVE WHEN YOU SEE 4!

47. SEEKING YOUR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

48. CAREER COUNSELING FOR DANCERS

OTHER DANCE NEWS

49. THE SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE NEEDS YOUR DANCE FOOTAGE FOR ITS ANNUAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW VIDEO

50. REHEARSAL/CLASS
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51. REHEARSAL/CLASS
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52. THE MINNESOTA SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE ANNOUNCES THE 2014 NOMINEES!

53. TAKE BACK THE TUTU LECTURE SERIES AT ST PAUL BALLET

54. JOIN THE COWLES CLUB!

55. 2 NEW WAYS TO BUY TICKETS FOR COWLES CENTER SHOWS

56. THE BEAUTIFUL STUDIO IS AVAILABLE FOR RENT


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. FLYING FOOT FORUM PRESENTS ALICE IN WONDERLAND- THRU OCTOBER 12

September 25-October 12, 2014, The Lehr Theater, in the Lowry Building

350 St Peter St, St Paul, MN

tickets: The Ordway Box Office, 651-2244222, www.ordway.org

Alice in Wonderland is a major Twin Cities community event that will bring together community members, students, audiences, puppets, and 16 dancers, singers, actors, and musicians in a joyous trip down the rabbit hole in a participatory, promenade style, musical theater performance at the Lehr Theater in St Paul.Alice in Wonderland will be a combination folk dance party, bedtime story, and rock concert all in one fantastical retelling of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, reminding us all that life can be an adventure worth taking and that sometimes things you don’t understand can make life more wondrous and mysterious.

Contact: Karla Grotting, karlagrotting@gmail.com

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2. FREE TALK: PHILIP BITHER PREVIEWS THE WALKER’S PERFORMING ARTS SEASON- SEPTEMBER 11

Walker Art Center, McGuire Theater

Thursday, September 11, 7 pm

Join Philip Bither, McGuire Senior Curator of Performing Arts, as he weaves the story of the upcoming season of dance, music, and performance, complete with personal anecdotes, artist videos, and behind-the-scenes insights. It’s the perfect chance to mark up your brochure and select your can’t-miss shows! Afterwards, go onstage for a champagne toast.

» information at

http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/performing-arts-season-preview-2

Contact: Andrea Brown, andrea.brown@walkerart.org

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3. DANCER AS DRIVER: SOLO AND THE 2012 and 2013 McKNIGHT ARTIST FELLOWS IN DANCE- SEPTEMBER 11

Thu, Sep 11, 4:00 pm

Best Buy Theater

Panel discussion with Taryn Griggs, Ashwini Ramaswamy, Stephen Schroeder, Tamara Ober, Greg Waletski, and Kari Mosel

Northrop’s McKnight Artist Fellowship program funds the commission of solo works for McKnight Dance Fellows from national and international choreographers selected by the dancers themselves. This turns the tables on the typical dancer-choreographer relationship, putting the dancers “in the driver’s seat.” Join us for an inside glimpse of the creative process

behind these wildly diverse new works, which will receive their premieres in Northrop in October.

Moderated by Mary Ellen Childs, Program Director, McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers and Choreographers.

Co-sponsored by Institute for Advanced Study and The McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers.

For more info, please visit:

http://ias.umn.edu/2014/09/11/solo/

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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4. PENELOPE FREEH PRESENTS TEST PILOT- SEPTEMBER 12 and 13

Greetings Dance Community,

After two years of dreaming and conceiving, Test Pilot is happening! Don’t hesitate. Just come.

You’ll be so glad you did. Fresh and original dance and music, song and movement. 90-minutes,

no intermission. Friday and Saturday only, 7:30. Details below. Sincerely hope to see you there!

Test Pilot

(world premiere)

a chamber dance opera by

Choreographer Penelope Freeh and Composer Jocelyn Hagen

The O’Shaughnessy / Women of Substance

Friday September 12 & Saturday September 13

7:30pm

Tickets $11-$25

Call 651.690.6700 or visit www.oshag.stkate.edu/women-of-substance

Featuring:

Dancers: Cory Goei & Nic Lincoln as Wilbur and Orville Wright

Soprano: Carrie Henneman Shaw as Katharine Wright

Dancers: Stephanie Fellner & Penelope Freeh as The Airplane

Singers: Nathan Bird, Gary Ruschman, Scott Sandersfeld, Timothy C. Takach, David Walton

String Quartet: James Garlick, Margaret Humphrey, Kirsten Whitson, Matthew Williams

Video Artist and Found Sound Designer: Justin Schell

Lighting Design: Kevin A. Jones

Test Pilot explores the legendary story of the Wright Brothers, brings to light their historically

under recognized sister Katharine, and investigates the intersection of creativity and human

For more information on this work and process visit testpilotdanceopera.com nature.

This just in:

Audience Talk-Back facilitated by MPR Classical Music Host Steve Staruch following the

Friday September 12 Performance which will be ASL interpreted

Contact: Penelope Freeh, barefootpenny@gmail.com

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5. OFF-LEASH AREA’s 5th ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR CONTINUES- THIS WEEKEND IN MENDOTA HEIGHTS- SEPTEMBER 12-14

This year's tour features a brand new family friendly dance/theater production, “Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along" in which Stripe & Spot (Paul Herwig and Taous Claire Khazem) each set sail in search of glory and conquest, but instead find themselves haplessly shipwrecked on an uncharted island. Presided over by a vaudevillian Sun and Moon (Jesse Schmitz-Boyd and Jennifer Ilse), buoyed with an original music score, and anchored to an ingenious revolving stage, “Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along” is a ridiculous and immensely creative fable for the entire family.

Full of Off-Leash Area’s visual creativity, "Stripe & Spot" features choreography by Jennifer Ilse, set design by Paul Herwig, music and sound composition by Craig Harris, costumes by Kym Longhi, lighting design by Paul Epton, and text by playwright Dominic Orlando.

Make reservations online at Eventbrite: https://garagetour.eventbrite.com

Remaining tour dates:

Mendota Heights (Sept 12, 13 & 14 at 7pm)

Bloomington (Sept 19 & 20 at 7pm; Sept 21 at 2pm)

Isanti (Sept 26 & 27 at 7pm; Sept 28 at 2pm)

Plymouth (Oct 3 & 4 at 7pm; Oct 5 at 2pm)

Minneapolis (Oct 10 & 11 at 7pm; Oct 12 at 2pm)

More information about the tour: http://garagetour.tumblr.com/

Contact: Billie Jo Konze, billiejo.konze@gmail.com

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6. TIME TRACK PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: THE ONE AND THE MANY - SEPTEMBER 12-15

Choreography by Paula Mann/Projections by Steve Paul/Sound and music score by Christopher Cunningham

And 14 performers:
Gabriel Anderson, Kurt Blomberg, Kaori Kenmotsu, Eben Kowler, Pilar Poeschl, Roxane Wallace, Kristine Zappa, Kelsey Charlotte, LaTia Childers, Ruth Glaeser, Torre Edahl, Alice Madden, Bridgett Tegen, Benjamin Swenson-Klatt

WHEN:
September 12th – 15th

Friday and Saturday at 8 pm

Sunday and Monday at 7 pm

The JSB TEK BOX Theater in the Cowles Center for Dance

528 Hennepin Ave South 2nd floor

TICKETS:

$15 general admission. $12 student and seniors

Monday show: pay-as-able

Cash and checks at the door only.

RESERVATIONS:

For reservations and credit card usage find our event at: brownpapertickets.com

For more information: www.timetrackproductions.org

What happens when fourteen performers are thrown in with Nixon, pugilism, clown hair and the Midnight Cowboy theme? Come find out!

Contact: Paula Mann, pmann102@gmail.com

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7. GROUNDBREAKER BATTLE AT THE COWLES- SEPTEMBER 13

The Cowles Center For Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting the 6th Annual Groundbreaker Battle in the Butler Square parking lot on September 13th. This event is free to the public and will run from Noon-8:00pm. We will have performances from Ill Chemistry and Up Rock, Hip Hop and beat boxing workshops, graffiti installations, community vendors, and Davanni’s Pizza in conjunction with the tournament style break dancing competition. Come watch Minneapolis’ hip hop community at their finest.

More information:

www.thecowlescenter.org

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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8. THE TRYLON THEATER SCREENS DANCE-THEMED “TEST”- SEPTEMBER 15-16

It's getting great reviews: "Set in San Francisco in 1985, Test is a portrait of Frankie, a shy young dancer caught in the anxiety and fear of the AIDS crisis. A sensitive study that captures the tense atmosphere in which the HIV test became available and men were faced with knowing, but not being able to change their fate."

The movie web site: http://www.testthefilm.com/

Trylon web site (with links to the movie): http://trylon.org/series/32/

It will be shown: Monday, Sep 15 @7:00pm & 9:00pm and Tuesday, Sep 16 @7:00pm & 9:00pm

Come check it out!

Contact: Blake Nellis,
movigndance@gmail.com

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9. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE 10TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCES - SEPTEMBER 18-20

The Cowles Center for Dance • Thu-Sat • Sept. 18-20 • 8pm

528 Hennepin Av, Minneapolis

Post-performance talk Fri, Sept. 19

To kick off its 10th anniversary season, Ananya Dance Theatre will present Neel: Blutopias of Radical Dreaming, a multi-disciplinary immersion in the work and world of women’s dreams. This world premiere launches a multi-year series of full-length dances exploring the kinds of work that women around the world do to sustain their communities.

Neel layers concepts and choreography by Ananya Chatterjea and conceptual behavioral artist Marcus Young, performance by 10 ADT dancers and guest artist Shá Cage, composition by Greg Schutte, thematic text by Sharon Bridgforth, vocalizations by Chastity Brown, Mankwe Ndosi and Pooja Goswami, multi-lingual poetry recited by the dancers, set and costume design by Annie Katsura Rollins and lighting by Jesse Cogswell.

Tickets: $20-$30. Senior, student and group discounts available. $10 student rush day of performance. Online at http://www.cowlescenter.org or call Cowles Center Box Office, 612-206-3600.

Ananya Dance Theatre is supported by ArtsLab, a program of Arts Midwest. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund. Neel is supported by a Challenge America grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact: Gary Peterson, gary.peterson@ananyadancetheatre.org

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10. HOUSE OF DANCE TWIN CITIES (HIP HOP COMMUNITY CENTER) GRAND OPENING WEEKEND- SEPTEMBER 20-21

in Downtown Hopkins! (Off of 169 and Main St.)

Saturday, September 20th and Sunday, September 21st

1vs1 Breakdance Competition. Indoor/Outdoor Festival on Saturday from (Noon-8:00pm) and on Sunday

Beginner Breakdancing and Popping workshops with the staff and special guest(s): Local Popper Dancin' Dave and the legendary BBOY IVAN (Urban Action Figure) from San Diego California BOTH teaching 90min workshops!

This is BRAND NEW to the Twin Cities! House of Dance TC specializes in the artistic expressions of Hip Hop not only as a dance style but as a culture comprised of many forms of expression. Our instructors are dedicated practitioners of their respective styles and work in their communities they plan to build with and serve.

We offer:

Breaking Classes

Popping and Locking Classes

DJ Classes

Strength & Conditioning

and coming soon... A specialized 6-Week Hip Hop Yoga class!

Class Schedules and registration info for our Fall Classes in now open online at:

http://houseofdancetc.com/2014/08/30/fall-2014-class-schedule/

You can also stop by our space anytime during our office hour(s) located at:

11 7th Ave. N

Hopkins, MN

(12 Week/3 Month Programs) Starting September 29th!!!

Contact: Jacob Riley, jake.r.riley92@gmail.com

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11. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR: CREATIVE DOMAIN- SEPTEMBER 21

Northrop Presents

Paul Taylor: Creative Domain

Sun, Sep 21, 4:00 pm

Best Buy Theater

Free and open to the public

Directed by Kate Geis, 2013

Elusive and iconic, Paul Taylor has stayed largely behind the scenes over his years of leading his company. With this documentary, Director Kate Geis gives the viewer a rare glimpse of Taylor’s creative process as he conceives of and choreographs Three Dubious Memories, his 133rd dance

For more info, please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/paul-taylor-creative-domain

First name: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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12. 9x22 DANCE/LAB- SEPTEMBER 24

8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-16 (sliding scale)

Melissa Birch

Scott Stafford

DANCEBUMS: Margaret E Johnson, Karen Gullikson, Kara Motta, Maggie Zepp

Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater

810 W Lake St

Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

www.bryantlakebowl.com

BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations

Full-service restaurant and bar in theater

In its tenth year, 9x22 Dance/Lab features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.

Contact: Laurie Van Wieren, laurievanwieren@gmail.com

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13. NORTHROP PRESENTS DANCEMAKER- SEPTEMBER 25

Northrop Presents

Dancemaker

Thu, Sep 25, 6:00 pm

Best Buy Theater

Free and open to the public

Directed by Matthew Diamond, 1998

This documentary follows Paul Taylor and his company during 1997, and provides an intimate look at the choreographer and his inspirations and vulnerability. The company is seen in rehearsals, on the road, and backstage. Taylor’s pieces Piazzolla Caldera and Esplanade both provide a backdrop for the film, among others.

For more info, please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/dancemaker

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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14. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY PERFORMANCE PREVIEW- SEPTEMBER 27

Northrop Presents

Paul Taylor Dance Company Performance Preview

Sat, Sep 27, 6:45 pm

Best Buy Theater

Free and open to the public

Carl Flink, who previously danced with PTDC, talks with the company’s Rehearsal Director Bettie de Jong and Company Manager Holden Kellerhals for an inside look at the company and their work.

For more info, please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/paul-taylor-dance-company-performance-preview

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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15. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY- SEPTEMBER 27

Northrop Presents

Paul Taylor Dance Company

Featuring Live Music with Piazzolla Caldera

Sat, Sep 27, 8:00 pm

Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

$64, $54, $44

Aureole

Beloved Renegade

Piazzolla Caldera

with Pablo Ziegler quintet finale

The Paul Taylor Dance Company, established in 1954, is one of the world's most highly respected and sought-after ensembles. Taylor himself became a cultural icon and one of history's most celebrated artists, hailed as part of the pantheon that created American modern dance.

Beloved Renegade was inspired by the life and work of 19th Century American writer Walt Whitman, who revered the body and soul as one and who famously loved all with equal ardor, specifically the line from Leaves of Grass: “I am the poet of the body and I am the poet of the soul.”

Piazzolla Caldera infuses Astor Piazzolla’s tango music without a single authentic tango step. Taylor’s choreography captures the essence of tango culture, including the sexuality and the dizzy headiness.

For more info and tickets, please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/paul-taylor-dance-company-7

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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16. MATHEW JANCZEWSKI’S ARENA DANCES PRESENTS THE MAIN STREET PROJECT AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER- OCTOBER 2-5

The piece explores how current attitudes, relationships and habits have changed in an information-driven technological world by utilizing integrative forms of media – juxtaposing visceral and explosive movement with electro/techno/pop music, folk-inspired songs, and projections of filmed interviews with people from diverse communities and backgrounds. The work illuminates themes of isolation and belonging in contemporary society to ask the question, does “Main Street” still exist?

The Main Street Project is informed by ARENA’s Intergenerational Residency Program, which utilizes community outreach between youth and elder communities to create dialogue about universal topics such as home, community, and connection.

Tickets are available here: http://www.showclix.com/event/ARENA-DANCESTheMainStreetProject

Contact: Scott Stafford, scott.arenadances@gmail.com

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17. NORTHROP PRESENTS SOLO- OCTOBER 4-5

Northrop Presents

SOLO

Sat, Oct 4, 8:00 pm

Sun Oct 5, 5:00 pm

Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

$25

An evening of world premieres by six of the Twin Cities finest dancers, winners of 2012 and 2013 McKnight Dancer Fellowships.

Each year the McKnight Fellowship Program selects three exceptional dancers to receive a coveted honor: a McKnight Artist Fellowship. In addition to a cash award, they receive a commission for a new solo dance from a choreographer of their choice, who creates a new work tailored expressly for them. The dance fellows awarded in 2012 and 2013 have selected an amazing and eclectic group of national and international choreographers to bring their choreographic imaginations to the Northrop stage. The result is SOLO, an evening of six world premieres - beautiful, fascinating new works that range from traditional Indian Bharatanatyam to intensely physical modern dance to thoughtful and intimate choreographic explorations. Don't miss this watched-for event showcasing truly exceptional talent from the Twin Cities and beyond.

Credit line: SOLO and the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers are made possible through the generous support of The McKnight Foundation.

For more info and tickets, please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/mcknight-solo

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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18. FALL 2014 TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION- THRU NOVEMBER 17

Celebrating contact improvisation: community, practice, technique

Developed in partnership with the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.

This project coincides with Composing Forward: The Art of Steve Paxton at the Walker Art Center.http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/composing-forward-art-steve-paxton

Contact Improvisation Weekly Class and Jam series

Monday, September 8- November 17th, 2014

The Cowles Center’s Target Education Studio

Class 6-7.30pm $10-15 sliding scale

$100 for the eleven week series & including jam

Open jam 7.30-9pm $3 suggested donation

An opportunity to learn from some of the Twin Cities most experienced movement teachers and improvisers. Together we will explore how our bodies move while in physical contact with each other while focusing on the laws that govern motion: mass, gravity, momentum and inertia. We will train the body in sensory awareness, weight-bearing partnering skills and improvisation. Class will be playful, meditative and acrobatic and followed by an open jam. People of all levels of experience are welcome to come learn contact improvisation together in this safe environment.

The teachers include: Rosy Simas, Taja Will, Jane Shockley, Kristin Van Loon, Morgan Thorson, Dustin
Haug, Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad.

Contact Improvisation talks

October 5th 2-4pm location tba

Contact Quarterly readings with Peter Pleyer (Berlin), Olive Bieringa, Otto Ramstad and YOU! Bring your favorite CQ contact improvisation article to share or come listen.

October 19th 2-4pm at the Cowles Center for Dance

The history of contact improvisation in the Twin Cities- Patrick Scully and Jane Shockley.

November 13th 7pm- Steve Paxton at the Walker Art Center

http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/talking-dance-steve-paxton

November 16- Karen Nelson details tba

Thru the Skin Workshop - Karen Nelson

Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 November 10-4pm

To register email wendyruble@gmail.com or call
651-­‐699-­‐4905

Details: http://bodycartography.org/upcoming

Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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19. THE SAGE AWARDS- OCTOBER 14

The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting the 10th Annual SAGE Awards for Dance on Tuesday, October 14th at 7:30p.m. in The Goodale Theater. Tickets are $20, $15 for students and seniors (fees included)

This year, the Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance will present nine awards to honorees in six categories: Outstanding Performance, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Design, Outstanding Dance Educator, Outstanding Performing Ensemble and Special Citation (which recognizes someone with a strong connection to the field of dance in Minnesota). Awards recipients are selected by an anonymous group of peer panelists for work presented in the past year.

The awards Gala on October 14, 2014, will also include dance performances by Megan Flood, Patrick Scully, B-Boy J-Sun and Praxis. Legendary jazz pianist Butch Thompson will provide music for the evening. Following the ceremony is a reception at Mason’s Restaurant and Barre with the nominees, performers and friends (free with a 2014 SAGE Awards ticket).

More information and tickets: http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/sage-awards-dance-1

The Cowles Center: http://www.thecowlescenter.org

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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20. THE RIGHT HERE SHOWCASE- NOVEMBER 14-23

The Right Here Showcase, a new annual showcase of contemporary performance, is being launched to highlight and celebrate the wealth of performing arts excellence right here in Minnesota. The inaugural Showcase will be held for two weekends at the James Sewell Ballet TEKBOX downtown Minneapolis at The Cowles Center, November 14-23.

The Right Here Showcase fills a gap in the local arts community by providing an annual juried platform to support Minnesota-based mid-career contemporary performing artists who create their own work and cultivate their own vision, and introduce new audiences to their work.

The six inaugural Showcase Artists commissioned to create new work, or significantly reimagine an existing work from their repertoire, are:

Bart Buch

Kym Longhi

Gadu Fukasawa Schmitz

Rosy Simas

Deborah Jinza Thayer

Vanessa Voskuil

All six artists are well known within the Twin Cities performing arts community as dedicated independent creators of original performance, honing a personal vision, and establishing a significant body of work right here in our community.

DATES:

November 15-15-16, 21-22-23

LOCATION:

The JSB TEKBOX, Cowles Center

TICKETS:

Suggested Donation $10-$25

INFORMATION:

www.righthereshowcase.weebly.com, Facebook

ARTISTIC PRODUCER:

Paul Herwig, Co-Artistic Director, Off-Leash Area, offleash@offleasharea.org,

612-724-7372

Paul Herwig is a fiscal year 2014 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact: Paul Herwig, Offleash@offleasharea.org, 612-724-7372

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ONGOING CLASSES

21. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT TU DANCE AND ZENON

Please join Erin Thompson for advanced modern technique classes at TU Dance Center on Tuesdays beginning September 2nd, and at Zenon Dance School on Thursdays beginning September 11th. Classes are from 9:30-11:00 with live accompaniment.

Tu Dance Center

2121 University Avenue, St. Paul

Zenon Dance School

528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

Contact: Erin Thompson, thomp065@umn.edu

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22. MATHEW JANCZEWSKI, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF ARENA DANCES, TO HOLD OPEN CLASSES!

Janczewski’s classes will explore the qualities of released and off-balance dancing with the use of gravity, spiral and momentum -- daring students to find qualities of stillness and explosion. Spatial awareness will be heightened with use of “disco-ball” beams of light, while challenging students to use a range of dynamics: vigorous, athletic, gestural and theatrical.

You will sweat, a lot.

When:

September 8 – September 28: Mondays and Fridays, 10am – 11:30am

The Cowles Center, Studio 6B

528 Hennepin Ave,

Minneapolis, MN 55403

Classes are $15 for drop-ins

Contact: Scott Stafford, scott.arenadances@gmail.com for questions or further information

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23. CLASSES AT BALLARE TEATRO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER!

2014/15 Dance Season starts this week at Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center!

Join our year long performing arts program (check out the schedule at http://www.ballareteatro.com/fall-registration/, or drop in to one of our adult classes.

See the adult class schedule below! Hope to see you in the studio soon!

Adult Beginning Ballet Thursdays 8-9 pm with Jacob Melczer

Adult Beginning Tap Wednesdays from 6:45-7:45 pm with Kaleena Miller

Cardio Funk Thursdays from 7:45-8:45 pm with Molly Breen

Yoga Barre Saturdays from 10-11 am with Megan Mohr

Zumba! Saturdays from 11 am-Noon with Megan Mohr

Advanced Beginning Tap Wednesdays from 7:45-8:45 pm with Kaleena Miller

Intermediate Ballet Tuesdays from 8:15-9:30 pm with Mary Harding

Intermediate Tap Mondays from 7:15-8:15 pm with Brenna Brelie

Fast Intermediate Tap Tuesdays from 7:15-8:15 pm with Kaleena Miller

Intermediate Modern Fridays from 6-7:30 pm with Christopher Watson

Advanced Tap Tuesdays from 8:15-9:15 pm with Kaleena Miller

Contact: Ann Williams, ann@ballareteatro.com

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24. OPEN TAP CLASSES FOR ALL LEVELS AT ALESSO’S DANCE SPECTRUM

Looking to hone your rhythmic and stylistic skills?

Whether you're new to tap, an advanced dancer, or anything in between, Alesso's Dance Spectrum has a class for you. Conveniently located in St. Paul at 975-C Grand Avenue, Alesso's Dance Spectrum offers a variety of tap classes taught by professionals who provide fun, meaningful learning experiences.

For information about pricing, class levels, etc., e-mail info@dancespectrum.com or call 651-224-8951.

Adult Beginning Tap: Mondays 6-6:45 PM
(with Emily Broeker)

Adult Intermediate Tap: Wednesdays 7:15-8:15 PM
(with Emily Broeker)

Adult Intermediate-Advanced Tap: Thursdays 7:15-8:15 PM
(with Deane Tasler)

Adult Advanced Tap: Mondays 6:45-7:45 PM
(with Emily Broeker)

Contact: Emily Broeker,
emilybroeker91@gmail.com

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25. ERIN THOMPSON AND GABRIEL ANDERSON CO-TEACHING MODERN DANCE FOR YOUTH WITH YOUNG DANCE THIS FALL!

Modern intensive class taught by Erin Thompson, 2008 Sage Award winner for Outstanding Dance Education in Minnesota, and Gabriel Anderson, accomplished choreographer and dance teacher.
This is a dance education opportunity with a dynamic set of teachers not to be missed. This class is open to middle- and high-school aged dancers starting Monday September 15th at the Cowles Center.

When: Mondays 5:45-7:15 p.m. beginning September 15th

Comprehensive instruction of modern dance technique for youth: strength, stretch, alignment, momentum, shape, and breath integrating experiential anatomy and internal awareness with physicality that is weighted and daring. An in-depth exploration of floor work and extended-full-bodied combinations and phrases.

For more information and to register go to: http://www.youngdance.org or email info@youngdance.org.

Contact: Jennifer Glaws, jennifer@youngdance.org

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26. OPEN PROFESSIONAL CLASSES AT ST PAUL BALLET

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org to enroll

For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

Classes include a full barre and centre work. Students must have previous classical ballet training and knowledge of barre and centre work. SPB Open Adult Level and SPB Level 5-6 students are welcome to take these classes.


NOTE: These classes are attended by the SPCB Company dancers and all take place at the Fairview Ave Studio.

Tuesday 10:00-11:30am technique with Marianne Raub


Wednesday 10:00-11:30am technique with Barbara Weinstine


Thursday 10:00-11:30am technique with Maureen Haworth


Sunday 11:30-1:00pm technique with Chris Onusko

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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27. CHILDREN’S PROGRAM AT ST. PAUL BALLET

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org to enroll

For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

Ready, Steady, Go! (Age 4) One 45-minute lesson per week

This is a developmentally appropriate dance class for 4 year olds emphasizing movement and musicality. Young dancers will have fun with skills learned through rhyme and rhythm.

Dance Fundamentals (Age 6)

One 1-hour lesson per week

Dancers gain strength, flexibility, self confidence and are encouraged to create in collaboration with others

Beginning Ballet (Age 7+)

One 1.5-hour lesson per week

Introduction to the basics of ballet vocabulary and technique, traditional structure and etiquette of the ballet class, creative movement and repertoire.

Level 1 Ballet (Must be age 8 by September 1, 2014)

Two lessons per week! 4 hours total.

Introductory ballet technique according to a Vaganova-based curriculum, with a focus on developing movement vocabulary. Classes include introduction to modern.

Level 2 Ballet

Two lessons per week. 5 hours total.

Continuation of ballet technique according to a Vaganova-based curriculum, with a focus on increased strength, stamina, flexibility, and coordination. Classes include modern.

Boys’ Club (Ages 7-11) No Girls Allowed!

Monday 4:30-5:15pm

.75 hrs intro to ballet conditioning, flexibility and technique particular to male dancers. Plenty of jumping and strength exercises. Free

Location: Fairview Avenue Studio

Dress Code: Boys-White shirt, black shorts, bare feet.

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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28. PRE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM AT ST PAUL BALLET

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org to enroll

For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

Level 3
Three required days per week.

In the progression of the ballet curriculum pointe work is introduced. Classes include modern and workshop.


Monday6:00-8:30pm


Thursday 6:00-8:00pm


Friday 4:30-7:30pm


Location: Grand Avenue studios


Dress Code: Girls- Raspberry leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers.


Boys (for all levels)-White shirt, black tights, dance belt, black ballet slippers.

Level 4
Four required days per week.

Classes include pointe three times per week, modern, and workshop.

Monday 6:00-8:30pm

Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm


Wednesday 6:00-8:00pm


Saturday 12:30-3:30pm


Location: Fairview Avenue Studios

Dress Code: Girls- Royal leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers.


Level 5
Five required days per week.

Monday 4:00-7:00pm


Tuesday 4:00-6:30pm


Wednesday 4:00-6:00pm


Thursday 4:00-7:00pm


Saturday 9:30am-12:30pm


Location: Fairview Avenue Studios

Dress Code: Girls-Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers

Level 6
Five required days per week.

Monday 4:00-7:00pm


Tuesday 4:00-6:30pm


Wednesday 4:00-6:00pm


Thursday 4:00-8:00pm

Saturday 9:30am-12:30pm


Location: Fairview Avenue Studios

Dress Code: Girls- Level 6 Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers

Contact: SPB Admin,
spcb@spcballet.org

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29. YOUNG DANCE CLASSES!

Young Dance classes begin September 15th in convenient South Minneapolis locations. For the complete schedule go to www.youngdance.org or call (612)423-3064.

Young Dance offers classes in modern dance for boys and girls ages 1-18, including a dance class just for boys!

New this year – Dance Technique Intensive taught by award winning educator Erin Thompson and Gabe Anderson.
Young Dance will also be offering all ability dance classes for youth living with mobility impairments.

Scholarships are available.

Contact: Jennifer Glaws, jennifer@youngdance.org

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30. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA ACCEPTING APPLICANTS FOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION DAY PROGRAM

Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION is an elite daytime training program that provides a comprehensive advanced course of study for talented, ambitious and committed students from all over the country who wish to maximize their personal growth and/or pursue dance professionally.

All students in this program are on partial scholarship, and ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM IS BY AUDITION AND INVITATION ONLY.

This weekday afternoon program provides training in Ballet Technique, Pointe, Men’s Class, Performance (Musical Theater) Jazz, Modern (Contemporary) dance, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, independent workshops, guest teachers, personal coaching, Pilates/Injury Prevention, Advanced Variations and multiple performance opportunities.

In addition to receiving the finest professional dance training, Professional Trainee Division students also serve as apprentices with Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, the resident dance company of Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center), and train with TCB's professional company members.

AUDITION INFORMATION:

To accommodate the various schedules of potential Professional Trainee Division participants, students interested in auditioning for the program should contact Ballet Royale directly and arrange to take an audition class.

For more information and to schedule an audition class:

Call 952-898-3163 or E-mail info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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31. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES!

​TU Dance Center offers several classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced level.
Join us in our spacious studios!

​​​Morning Open Classes

​Monday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Elayna Waxse

Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am, ​Modern with Erin Thompson

Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Laurel Keen

Thursday, 8:30-9:30am, Yoga with Sarah Baumert

​​Thursday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Friday, 9:30-11:00am, Horton based ​Modern with ​Toni Pierce

Sunday, 10:30am-12:00pm, Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson

Afternoon/Evening Open Classes

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm, Advanced Horton based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands

Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm, Advanced/Intermediate ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Thursdays, 7:15-8:45pm, West African with Kenna-Camara Cottman

Fridays, 5:30-7:00pm, Advanced Ballet with Laurel Keen

Saturdays, 3:00-4:00pm, Advanced/Intermediate Contemporary or Improvisation with Katelyn Skelley or Blake Nellis

For more information visit "Open Classes" at http:www.tudance.org.
Schedule is subject to change.
Cost:
$14/class, $120/10-class card.

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota
55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. (Free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center)

Contact: Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez, abdo.sayegh@tudance.org

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

32. MASTER CLASS WITH KATIE ELLIOT OF 3RD LAW DANCE THEATER- SEPTEMBER 12

SPB Welcomes Katie Elliot in residency September 9-12. Join us for a special

Modern Master Class:

FRIDAY, September 12

10:00-11:30am

$15 (no class cards)

Read about Katie’s work and career here: http://www.spcballet.org/company/katie-elliot-in-residence/

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to spcb@spcballet.org for any questions

Visit http://www.spcballet.org/
for more information

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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33. URBAN FUSION WORKSHOP- SEPTEMBER 13

Urban Fusion blends Latin and Hip hop flavors. A choreography-based class, it is a combination of urban styles that allow dancers to add different elements to whatever style they do, focusing on rhythm, body movement, isolation, footwork and musicality. Come experience something new and have some fun! Please wear sneakers.

September 13th 2-3p.m.

711 West Lake Street, Suite 605

$12 pre-register (paypal)

http://thefreshfactorgc.com/p/store.html

$15 at the door (cash only)

Contact: Kasidy Moore, Kasidy@thefreshfactorgc.com

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34. SUBBODY RESONANCE BUTOH WORKSHOP- SEPTEMBER 28- DECEMBER 7

Subbody Resonance Butoh Workshop is designed as a pre-requisite for Subbody Butoh Workshop in order to learn the basic conditioning methods and approach of Subbody Butoh Method.
The essence of Subbody Method is “Resonance.” As Taoist master Lao-tzu said “Tao can be told is not an eternal Tao,” Resonance is also indescribable. It can only be felt and experienced. Come and experience the power of Resonance!

Subbody Butoh Workshop is a group process and this workshop requires no previous dance experience.

Anyone who would like to explore his or her hidden creative potentials is welcome!

When:
Sunday 6 -9 pm
September 28

October 5, 12, 26

November 2, 9, 30

December 7

Where:
Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 2322 Garfield St. NE, Mpls 55418

Tuition:
$200 ($180 when you register by Sept 15, 2014)

Contact: Gadu, doushingadu@gmail.com or call 612-703-7501

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35. CONTEMPLATIVE DANCE / AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT- OCTOBER 10-12

Alton Wasson will return to Minnesota October 10-12 for a weekend exploring Contemplative Dance / Authentic Movement. These deep and simple practices explore spontaneous movement meditation through the roles of mover and witness. The weekend will include a Friday evening introducing the practices of the work and two days of workshop exploring the work in depth, Saturday and Sunday. To be held at Ivy Studio 206.

Web info on Alton and Contemplative Dance: http://www.contemplativedance.org/

Contact: Michael Gardos Reid, gardosreid@gmail.com

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36. ENGAGE: A BODY-MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOP- OCTOBER 25-26

10-5pm

Studio 206, Seward, Minneapolis

Cost $160-220 sliding scale

A Body-Mind Centering® workshop focused how we interact and engage with the world with certified teachers Otto Ramstad & Olive Bieringa. Together we will investigate the anatomy and embryological origins of our head, hands, feet, and their bones, muscles, ligaments, nerves and fluid content. We will also engage with our nervous system and sensory structures that offer us a relationship with the world with live in through kinesthesia, touch, taste, smell, hearing and vision.

Early registraion requested.

to learn more visit www.bodycartography.org/upcoming

Contact: Olive, olive@bodycartography.org

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37. BIODANZA- THE HEART’S WISDOM: CO-CREATING THE LIVING DREAM- OCTOBER 10-11

OCT 10 – 11, 2014 | Walker Church Sanctuary Space | MPLS

Facilitated by Maria Magdalena

Join us for a weekend workshop traversing music – movement – and experience. Biodanza is the “Poetry of the Human Encounter.” New to the Midwest, Biodanza is a modality that stimulates community, awakens a consciousness for universal solidarity, helps participants to recover their joy and vitality, and celebrates the sacredness of life. Maria is a dynamic

and inspiring facilitator of this form. “Biodanza creates the opportunity for the rhythm of life to penetrate your being – and the seeds of joy to find the fertile ground of community.”

Discovery Evening – open to all

Friday, October 10, 7-10pm

$20 advance / $25 door

Whole Workshop – includes Friday eve

Friday, October 10, 7-10pm

Saturday October 11, 10am–6pm

$90 advance / $99 door

Discount pricing ends September 30 – Sign-up before then to get these special rates.

http://consciousdanceminneapolis.com/biodanza/

Contact/Questions/Comments:

e-mail

mnbiodanza@gmail.com

phone

Miel Dragun
[612] 816-2962

Contact: David Stewart, david@consciousdanceminneapolis.com

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

38. DANCERCISE KIDS IS LOOKING FOR INSTRUCTORS

Dancercise Kids is expanding and we need energetic, enthusiastic dance teachers to teach our original, fun curriculum to pre-school children throughout the twin cities metro area. Classes are 30 minutes long in pre-schools and daycare centers, and we offer flexible opportunities from as few as 3-5 classes per week to as many as 15. Most classes are held weekday mornings, with some afternoon opportunities. It's a great part-time way to combine your love of dance and music with your passion and gift for teaching young children. You must have experience teaching children ages 3-5 and a background in ballet, tap and jazz. Most importantly, you must be enthusiastic and prepared to have fun with your adorable pre-school aged "customers". You must be at least 21 years of age, with your own reliable car. Compensation from $20/hour plus a gas allowance. The kids count on you, so this is only an opportunity if you can commit through our annual show in June 2015. This is not a temporary contract.

More information and an application form is available on our website at http://bit.ly/1vBJQLO.

Contact: Simon Wiltshire, kids@dancercise.com

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39. MEN - TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA (TCB) HAS THREE OPTIONS FOR YOU!

Seeking:

1) A professional male Dancer for the 2014–15 season as a full company member salaried employee, Sept 2014 to mid-May 2015

2) Nutcracker: Male dancer for title role of Nutcracker, AND one or more additional men for first act party scene. TCB's Nutcracker is at the beautiful 1000-seat Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center), December 12-14, 2014;

3) Company Trainee: opening for an advanced male student to both train with TCB's official school, Ballet Royale Minnesota, in its Professional Trainee Division day program with educational financial aid packet, and take class and dance with TCB company members for the 2014-2015 season.

Applicants must have advanced classical ballet and contemporary (modern) technique, strong performance skills, and who have an excellent work ethic and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically.

Interested dancers should contact Twin Cities Ballet's Artistic Director Denise Vogt at info@TwinCitiesBallet.org or call 952-452-3163

Video links of class and/or performances in different genres is recommended but not required.

Dancers will receive company class each weekday afternoon, with rehearsals primarily on the weekends during non-performance weeks. Expect to participate in TCB's The Nutcracker and a new spring production in May at the south metro's premier professional theater, the Ames Center, as well as other smaller venues doing shorter mixed genre pieces as additional opportunities arise throughout the year.

Interested dancers: for more information on applying and/or to arrange an audition with the company, please contact us at info@TwinCitiesBallet.org, or call 952-452-3163.

http://www.twincitiesballet.org/documents/TCBCCompanyAudition.htm

Contact: Anita Wickhem, wickhem2@aol.com

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40. BALLARE TEATRO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER SEEKS INSTRUCTOR

Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center is currently looking for a fantastic instructor to join our faculty. BA/BFA in dance or commensurate professional experience and at least 3 years of experience teaching children ages 3-10 required. Looking for instructors for daytime preschool classes and evening ballet/tap and preschool classes, as well as Saturday afternoon level 2 ballet.

Please send resume and interest.

Contact: Ann Williams, Director, ann@ballareteatro.com

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41. LOOKING FOR TEEN AND ADULT DANCERS- ALL ABILITY LEVELS

Pas de Deux Dance Studio is looking for dancers for the Party Scene of the Nutcracker.

NO ballet experience is necessary!!!

Requirements:

Age 13 and older

Available to rehearse on Saturdays through November, 11 am - 1:30 or 2 pm most weeks.

Mandatory Tech Rehearsal on Friday, November 21 from about 3:30 pm - 10 pm.

Performances on Saturday, November 22 (block off 12 noon - 9 pm)

There is a participation fee involved, but it is 100% refundable unless you pull out of the production after being cast.

$15 non-refundable costume rental fee to cover general wear on the costumes.

Other Important Info:

* Men will wear tuxedos (no tights involved), Women will wear ball gowns (no leotards involved)

* This is a 100% volunteer based show.
No one, including the director and the soloists, is getting paid for this production.

* Rehearsals are at Pas de Deux Dance Studio (1899 Larpenteur Avenue West, corner of Larpenteur and Tatum near the State Fair grounds).

* Contact the studio immediately if you are interested in participating! Rehearsals begin THIS Saturday!

Contact: Miss Zachari, studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

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42. CLARAS DREAM AUDITIONS AT ST PAUL BALLET

Clara’s Dream from the Nutcracker Dec 19-22, 2014


This annual celebration of our students is the culmination of the year’s classes. All students of SPCB are given the opportunity to perform in the Student Showcase. The performance develops discipline, musicality, endurance, choreographic memory and stage presence.

Auditions


Saturday, September 13, 2014. For all students in Beginning Ballet through Level 6 who are interested in dancing in Clara’s Dream.

Dancers must be available for ALL rehearsals and performances to which they are assigned. Auditions are for casting by the Artistic Director. Any student who wishes to participate will be given a role.


Beginning Ballet ⏐1:00-1:30pm Grand Ave studio


Level 1 ⏐ 3:00-4:00pm Grand Ave studio


Level 2 ⏐ 3:00-4:00pm Grand Ave studio


Level 3 ⏐ 3:00-4:00pm Fairview Ave studio


Level 4 ⏐ 3:00-4:00pm Fairview Ave studio


Level 5/6 ⏐ 11:30-1:00pm Fairview Ave studio

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to spcb@spcballet.org with any questions.

Visit http://www.spcballet.org/
for more information.

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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43. LOOKING FOR CONTEMPORARY/MODERN DANCERS

Modern dance company Bodhisattva Soyuz is looking for dancers with intermediate level contemporary/modern dance training for a performance at 9x22 on November 26. If interested please email days and times available to rehearse.

Contact: Prem Govindaswamy, bodhisattvasoyuz@gmail.com

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

44. EXTENDED INTENT TO APPLY DEADLINE- TODAY!

September 10, 2014

Choreographers please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/learn-engage/mcknight-fellowships/choreographer-fellowships/intent-apply-choreographers

Dancers please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/learn-engage/mcknight-fellowships/dancer-fellowships/intent-apply-dancers

Please submit an intent to apply if you are planning on applying for a 2015 McKnight Choreographer or Dancer Fellowship. To submit, visit the above site with a current photo and any performance dates you may have set currently. If you do not submit an intent to apply, you will miss out on updates and ongoing information about the fellowships.

If you have any questions or concerns please send an email to mcknightadmin@gmail.com.

Contact: Natalie Wilson, wils1509@umn.edu

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45. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

I wanted to give you the heads-up about Career Transition For Dancers’ next grant application deadline: November 5, 2014.

To apply:

1) call our grant administrator Ann Barry (212-764-0172) to see if you qualify.

2) Schedule an appointment with career counselor Maryellen Langhout to complete the application.
For more information about this grant opportunity and our FREE services visit our website at
careertransition.org

Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

46. WALKER ART CENTER PERFORMING ARTS SEASON -- SAVE WHEN YOU SEE 4!

Dance highlights include rare remounts of signature works by Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Judson Dance Theater alum/contact improvisation creator Steve Paxton; a Walker commission and world premiere from Chris Schlichting; solo dance works on the redefinition of home by leading African choreographers Faustin Linyekula and Panaibra Gabriel Canda; and Kenna-Camara Cottman curates a new edition of Choreographers’ Evening.

The season kicks off on September 26 with Ralph Lemon’s Scaffold Room, a collaboration with the Walkers’ Visual Arts department. Lemon merges performance, visual art, music, and text in an inquisitive hybrid that has its world premiere at the Walker before a national tour.

Browse all the events at http://www.walkerart.org/performing-arts/browse/2014-2015-season (including a world premiere theater piece from Miranda July, a mini-festival from The National’s Bryce Dessner, and the Out There 2015 lineup)

SEASON PACKAGE: Buy 4 events and save 20%—plus all ticket fees waived. Call 612.375.7600 or stop at the box office to take advantage of this special offer.

Contact: Andrea Brown, andrea.brown@walkerart.org

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47. SEEKING YOUR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Embodied Arts: Tools for the Performing Artist will provide training for professional artists who utilize movement in their work and have a background exploring movement. The certification training will take place over the course of ten non-consecutive weekends in 2015, during which participants will refine their creative process and performance work.

Utilizing the somatic methods of Body-Mind Centering® (BMC) certified teachers Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad will lead an embodied approach to movement expression and creation. BMC utilizes experiential study through application of anatomical, physiological, and developmental principles in self-guided movement and sound explorations. It enables participants to experience in the present how an understanding of their evolutionary past directly influences their life, their professional practice, and in turn, their art.

Full details to be announced in October including possible fee subsidies. Please contact us to express interest in early registration. Space will be limited.

Read more: http://bodycartography.org/upcoming/?event_id1=52

Contact: Olive,
olive@bodycartography.org

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48. CAREER COUNSELING FOR DANCERS

Dancers!! A quick reminder that we provide FREE career counseling sessions by phone or in person (Tuesdays 2pm to 7pm and noon to 5pm on Thursdays)! If you are a professional dancer wondering what happens after your last bow, a dancer in need of guidance on how to find extra income, or a dance student trying to be proactive about your future, we are here for you. Career Transition For Dancers, founded in 1985, offers vocational guidance, assistance with resumes and cover letters and, one-on-one Career Counseling for FREE.

Appointments with our Midwest counselor Maryellen Langhout are, once again, FREE; just call 312-666-0234 or email at mlanghout@careertransition.org for more information.

Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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OTHER DANCE NEWS

49. THE SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE NEEDS YOUR DANCE FOOTAGE FOR ITS ANNUAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW VIDEO

The Sage Awards for Dance needs your dance footage for its annual Year-In-Review video that will precede the 2014 awards ceremony at the Cowles Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014.

With the dance community's participation, we have been able to compile about 15 minutes of videos from performances that took place during the 12 months prior. We are excited to see what this year's batch of videos will showcase.

Please send 20-30 seconds of dance video by making it downloadable from Dropbox, Google Drive or Vimeo. The email with the download link should be sent to sageawardsvideos@gmail.com. This email should also include: what dance company, choreographer or performer is this representing, when and where was the performance and who did the music.

Video files should be can be .avi, .mov or .mp4 file, NTSC format, and 16:9 aspect ratio. It can be an edited clip or just a straight excerpt. Footage can be standard or high definition.

There should be no transitions leading in or out of the clip. Within the clip, use a dissolve between segments.

Include stereo sound, though it might not be used.

Footage that is wide-angled, shot from the back of the room with no panning is not recommended. Please choose footage that highlights the performers and is a medium shot. Close-ups and cross-shots are appreciated for diversity.

DEADLINE: September 15th

More info: http://www.sageawards.org/video-submissions-for-the-sage-awards/

Contact: Dana Kassel, sageawardsvideos@gmail.com

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50. REHEARSAL/CLASS
SPACE
AVAILABLE
IN
SOUTH
MINNEAPOLIS

GREAT location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake behind Patrick’s Cabaret. Over 2000 square feet with windows, 2 mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only 2 blocks from the Lake Street / Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more information.

Email Eileen at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and

availability.

Contact: Eileen Goren, genmanager@jawaahir.org

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51. REHEARSAL/CLASS
SPACE
AVAILABLE
IN
BLOOMINGTON

Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Ave in the lower level of the Great Bear Shopping Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more information.

Email Eileen at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

Contact: Eileen Goren, genmanager@jawaahir.org

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52. THE MINNESOTA SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE ANNOUNCES THE 2014 NOMINEES!

Congratulations to the wonderful array of 2014 Sage Awards nominees! The panel of community members came to their decision after a thoughtful and rigorous process. We are thrilled to honor these Minnesota dance artists for their work in the past season and beyond.

For the full list of nominees, go to:

www.sageawards.org

or
https://www.facebook.com/sageawards

This year, the Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance will present 9 awards to honorees in six categories: Outstanding Performance, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Design, Outstanding Dance Educator, Outstanding Performing Ensemble and Special Citation (which recognizes someone with a strong connection to the field of dance in Minnesota).

The awards gala will also include dance performances by Megan Flood, Patrick Scully, B-Boy J-Sun/Praxis. Legendary jazz pianist Butch Thompson will provide music for the evening. Following the ceremony is a reception at Mason’s Restaurant and Barre with the nominees, performers and friends (free with a 2014 SAGE Awards ticket).

The Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance announced today the nominees for their 10th annual awards event on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in The Goodale Theater at The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts. Tickets are $20 (or $15 for students and seniors) and are on sale through The Cowles Center Box Office: 612.206.3600 or thecowlescenter.org.

Come out in festive dress to celebrate the nominees' honored work as the new season of dance gets underway.

Contact: Dana Kassel, danakkassel@gmail.com

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53. TAKE BACK THE TUTU LECTURE SERIES AT ST PAUL BALLET

Saint Paul Ballet is proud to introduce our Take Back the Tutu Lecture Series! In partnership with The Emily Program and community professionals, we will bring you a dynamic set of lectures over the next nine months. From body image awareness to injury prevention, we are committed to bringing you information on how to be a holistic, healthy dancer.

This month, Artistic Director Zoé Emilie Henrot will present Dance Anatomy: Connecting the Parts

Please Join us on Friday September 19th, 7pm at 655 Fairview Avenue N in Saint Paul

For a complete list of lectures go to: https://www.spcballet.org/company/bodyimage-seminar-feb-28/

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to spcb@spcballet.org with any questions.

Visit http://www.spcballet.org/
for more information.

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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54. JOIN THE COWLES CLUB!

Join The Cowles Club! With this $50 membership, you get 20% off all tickets purchased, 2 free guest passes for the 14/15 season, 10% off at Mason’s Restaurant and Barre, $5 parking to all events, $1 off adult beverages at concessions, and early ticket buying to special events.
I know, these deals are outrageously awesome, and if you break it down, you would be saving money after your second show!

Sign up here! | www.thecowlescenter.org

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org


55. 2 NEW WAYS TO BUY TICKETS FOR COWLES CENTER SHOWS

You spoke, we listened. We are committed to providing the highest level of customer service, so we have added two new easy ways to purchase tickets—with an app and on Facebook.

App

Visit your Playstore, search and download the app Walletini. Once it is downloaded, you can search locally for our listing of performances and purchase directly from your phone or tablet.

Facebook

Visit our Facebook page, click on the tab Get Tickets. You will see all of our performances under the tab and you can simply purchase tickets.

As always, you can call our friendly box office at 612.206.3600 or visit us online at thecowlescenter.org.

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Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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56. THE BEAUTIFUL STUDIO IS AVAILABLE FOR RENT

The Beautiful Studio 214 is available for rental, short and long term. 1100 Sq Feet (22'x 50') sprung wood floor. Midway location on Green Line. Reasonable rates.

Contact: Michael Gardos Reid 612 532-5523 or gardosreid@gmail.com

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Dance Community News - August 27, 2014

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. OFF-LEASH AREA’S FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR OPENS LABOR DAY WEEKEND IN STILLWATER! - AUGUST 29-OCTOBER 12

2. ZENON DANCE COMPANY OPEN REHEARSAL WITH MCKNIGHT INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OSNEL DELGADO - AUGUST 29

3. FD13 PRESENTS: JEN ROSENBLIT, THE OTHER COME OVER - SEPTEMBER 4

4. KATHA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS BHAV BATANA - SEPTEMBER 5

5. RAZE THE BARRE - SEPTEMBER 5

6. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA GRAND OPENING AND FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENTS - SEPTEMBER 5-7

7. TIME TRACK PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: THE ONE AND THE MANY - SEPTEMBER 12-15

8. TEST PILOT (WORLD PREMIERE) - SEPTEMBER 12-13

9. GROUNDBREAKER BATTLE - SEPTEMBER 13

10. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE 10TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCES - SEPTEMBER 18-20

11. PAUL TAYLOR: CREATIVE DOMAIN SCREENING AT NORTHROP - SEPTEMBER 21

12. 9x22 DANCE/LAB- SEPTEMBER 24

13. DANCEMAKER SCREENING AT NORTHROP - SEPTEMBER 25

14. PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY PERFORMANCE PREVIEW - SEPTEMBER 27

15. BALLET TUESDAYS AT THE LANDMARK WITH SPB - OCTOBER 14

ONGOING CLASSES

16. CHILDREN’S PROGRAM AT ST. PAUL BALLET: FALL 2014

17. PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM AT SAINT PAUL BALLET: FALL 2014

18. BARBI LEE DANCE ARTS IS REGISTERING NEW STUDENTS FOR FALL CLASSES

19. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL'S FALL CLASSES! SEPTEMBER 8 - DECEMBER 21

20. FALL REGISTRATION STILL OPEN AT PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

21. TU DANCE CENTER 2014 FALL SESSION

22. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

23. ZORONGO FLAMENCO: NEW CHILDREN’S PALOMITAS CLASS AVAILABLE THIS FALL!

24. EXPRESSIVE MOVEMENTS DANCE CLASS

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

25. DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPY I - THEORY AND PRACTICE

26. INTRODUCTION TO DANCE MOVEMENT THERAPY

27. CONTACT IMPROVISATION WEEKLY SERIES

28. CONTACT WORKSHOP WITH KAREN NELSON: THRU THE SKIN

29. DON’T YOU FEEL IT TOO?

30. TAP IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP WITH ALEUTIAN CALABAY

31. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL'S FALL OPEN HOUSE- SEPT 6

32. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL’S FALL IMPROVISATION WORKSHOPS: SEPTEMBER 2-5

33. REFORMER 1 & MOVEMENT PRINCIPLES

34. PILATES MAT TEACHER TRAINING

35. URBAN FUSION WORKSHOP

36. MINNESOTA DANCE MEDICINE FOUNDATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

37. CONTEMPLATIVE DANCE/AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT WORKSHOP

38. MDT&S OPEN DIVISION OPEN HOUSE 2014 - SEPT. 6 & 7

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

39. SEEKING PERFORMANCE VOLUNTEERS

40 DID YOU MISS THE FALL ZONE AUDITION?: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 11:00-12:00

41. NUTCRACKER ROLES STILL AVAILABLE

42. GT ARTISTRY SEEKING CHOREOGRAPHER FOR MUSIC VIDEO

43. CALL FOR DANCERS, AERIALISTS, THEATRE AND BURLESQUE ARTISTS

44. TWIN CITIES BALLET SEEKING A PROFESSIONAL MALE DANCER FOR 2014-2015 SEASON

45. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA/TWIN CITIES BALLET OPENINGS FOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION & APPRENTICES

46. LOOKING FOR CONTEMPORARY/MODERN DANCERS

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

47. MONDAY NIGHT GRANT CIRCLE

48. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

49. DANCE STUDIO SPACE FOR RENT

50. DANCE PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER AVAILABLE

51. WALKER ART CENTER PERFORMING ARTS SEASON--SAVE WHEN YOU SEE 4!

52. THE BEAUTIFUL STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

53. FREE COUNSELING WITH CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS

54. TICKETING UPDATES FROM THE COWLES CENTER

DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

55. NEWEST WRITING ON CRITICISM EXCHANGE

OTHER DANCE NEWS

56. THE SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE NEEDS YOUR DANCE FOOTAGE FOR ITS ANNUAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW VIDEO

57. DANCE/USA POST-CONFERENCE GATHERING

58. SAINT PAUL BALLET SEEKING DONATIONS


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. OFF-LEASH AREA’S FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR OPENS LABOR DAY WEEKEND IN STILLWATER! - AUGUST 29-OCTOBER 12

Off-Leash Area’s Annual Neighborhood Garage Tour is coming soon to a garage near you!

This year's tour features a brand new family friendly dance/theater production, Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along in which Stripe & Spot (Paul Herwig and Taous Claire Khazem) each set sail in search of glory and conquest, but instead find themselves haplessly shipwrecked on an uncharted island. Presided over by a vaudevillian Sun and Moon (Jesse Schmitz-Boyd and Jennifer Ilse), buoyed with an original music score, and anchored to an ingenious revolving stage, Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along is a ridiculous and immensely creative fable for the entire family.

Full of Off-Leash Area’s visual creativity, Stripe & Spot features choreography by Jennifer Ilse, set design by Paul Herwig, music and sound composition by Craig Harris, costumes by Kym Longhi, lighting design by Paul Epton, and text by playwright Dominic Orlando.

Make reservations online at Eventbrite: https://garagetour.eventbrite.com

Full schedule:

Stillwater (Aug 29 & 30 at 7pm; Aug 31 at 2pm)

Brooklyn Park (Sept 5, 6 & 7 at 7pm)

Mendota Heights (Sept 12, 13 & 14 at 7pm)

Bloomington (Sept 19 & 20 at 7pm; Sept 21 at 2pm)

Isanti (Sept 26 & 27 at 7pm; Sept 28 at 2pm)

Plymouth (Oct 3 & 4 at 7pm; Oct 5 at 2pm)

Minneapolis (Oct 10 & 11 at 7pm; Oct 12 at 2pm)

More information about the tour: http://garagetour.tumblr.com/

Contact: Jennifer Ilse, offleash@offleasharea.org

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2. ZENON DANCE COMPANY OPEN REHEARSAL WITH MCKNIGHT INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OSNEL DELGADO - AUGUST 29

Friday, August 29th 12-1 in Zenon's Studio 4A at The Cowles Center.

This fall, Zenon Dance Company and
Northrop's McKnight Fellowship Program co-host Cuban choreographer Osnel Delgado, 2014 McKnight International Artist. During his August 17-31 residency, administered by Northrop, Delgado will create his first work on a U.S. company: Zenon Dance Company. Zenon will premiere Delgado's new work at the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, November 21-30, 2014.

Please join us during his open rehearsal with Zenon on Friday, August 29, noon to 1:00 p.m in Studio 4A at The Cowles Center.

The McKnight International Artist Fellowship, administered by Northrop, invites one international choreographer each year to spend time in residence in Minnesota, collaborating with Minnesota dance artists and showcasing new work. International Artist Fellowships are offered by invitation only.

Contact: Danielle Robinson-Prater, danielle@zenondance.org

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3. FD13 PRESENTS: JEN ROSENBLIT, THE OTHER COME OVER - SEPTEMBER 4

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 7pm

Target Park, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, by the entrance to the Target wing

Artist reception and Q&A at FD13, 8:30pm

926 W Hampden Ave

Saint Paul, MN 55114

The Other, Come Over looks to the vast performativity and equally casual existence of conversation to navigate the complexity and context for what is foreign, to whom, and when. How can a tone of otherness remain in the room, on our bodies, near memories over time, without ultimately dissolving into a shared history? What is the labor surrounding the body as it experiences this transitional knowledge? How do we deal with knowledge that is in passing, not yet determined?

Still at the very early stages, this will eventually be a work for three performers in a constant state of rotation with one another, with an outside person always acting as translator or perhaps, narrator.

Jen Rosenblit has been making dances and teaching workshops on improvisation, choreography and performance in New York City since 2005. She was a 2009 Fresh Tracks Artist, a recipient of the 2012 Grant to Artists, a 2014-2015 workspace artist through LMCC and a 2014 recipient of a New York Dance and Performance “bessies” award as emerging choreographer for her work, a Natural dance, which premiered at The Kitchen in May 2014.

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FD13 residency for the arts’ mission is to promote an international network of artistic exchanges in Minnesota, further intercultural understanding, and stimulate the creative development of artists. www.fd13residency.org

Contact: Sandra Teitge, FD13residency@gmail.com

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4. KATHA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS BHAV BATANA - SEPTEMBER 5

Vocal concert with art of expression by Pandit Birju Maharaj

Katha Dance Theatre invites your community to the legendary artist for your astonishment.

Padmavibhushan Pandit Birju Maharaj, the legendary Kathak dance master from India also knows perfectly the bhav batana style of emotive singing, expressing the feelings of the song and the emotions of the character through facial expression, hand gestures, intonation and expression, a treat for the eyes and ears!

Chandrachur Bhattacharjee will accompany Maharaj in sitar; Utpal Ghoshal in Tabla and world-renowned dancer and senior disciple of Pandit Birju Maharaj, Saswati Sen will act as a narrator.

Pandit Birju Maharaj is the artistic director of his company; he is internationally recognized as the champion of “Kathak” North Indian classical dance.

Birju Maharaj was born in 1937 from a family of Kathak dancers.
He was taught by his family as a child and grasped his skills that have evolved to make him the foremost master in Kathak dance.

Pandit Birju Maharaj holds many awards, including: Sangeet Natak Academy Award – highest civilian arts award in India; and the Padma Vibhushan–the highest presidential award for achievement in India.
He and his company have traveled the world

Friday, September 5, 2014 at 7 pm

Dr. V Premanand Theater & Concert Hall

Normandale Community College

9700 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431

Tickets: $25 - $18

Tickets at http://www.kathadance/Birju

Contact: Rob Dorsey, info@kathadance.org

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5. RAZE THE BARRE - SEPTEMBER 5

On Friday, September 5th, The Cowles Center for Dance & Performing Arts will be kicking off the 2014/15 season with Raze the Barre, a benefit and dance party! Join us for complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers, a live auction, a live performance from Parson’s Dance Company, followed by the ultimate dance party with 4 places to boogie: Mason’s Jazz Club, Disco in the TEK Box, Latin Dance in the Target Studio, and Retro Dance in Studio 2B.

Tickets are $100, but if you are part of the arts community, you will receive tickets for $25! The event runs from 5:30pm-11:30pm. Mark your calendars and bring your friends. It’s time to dress swanky and party!

More information:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/raze-barre-2014

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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6. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA GRAND OPENING AND FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENTS - SEPTEMBER 5-7

Ballet Royale Minnesota is celebrating completion of its first five years this year!
It is also in the final stages of completion of its own new building, designed literally from the ground up by dancers for dancers. Featuring in-floor radiant heat, four studios with custom sprung floor system, 15 foot + ceilings and ample natural light, wi-fi counters, easy freeway access and free parking.

Join us to visit our premier new facility, and GRAND OPENING CELEBRATIONS:

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY & RECEPTION

Friday September 5, Noon.
All are invited and welcome

DAY LONG GRAND OPENING & FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION:

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 11:00am – 5:00pm.

Activities and events for all ages: Parents, students, family and friends are invited to a celebration featuring face painting, drawings including for an American Girl Dancer Doll, free creative dance and Pilates mat classes, demonstrations on hair and previews by Twin Cities Ballet dancers.

DANCE PROFESSIONALS RECEPTION, 5:30pm.

Professional directors, dancers, teachers, sponsors, board and friends of the ballet are invited to join us for champagne and hors d'oeuvres as we celebrate together dance and artistic excellence in Minnesota, view our new facilities, and celebrate Ballet Royale's five year anniversary!

Ballet Royale Minnesota

16368 Kenrick Ave.

Lakeville,
MN
55044

I-35 South, exit County Road 46. Left (east) one block to Kenrick Ave., turn right (south). On the left next to Sterling State Bank.

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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7. TIME TRACK PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: THE ONE AND THE MANY - SEPTEMBER 12-15

Choreography by Paula Mann/Projections by Steve Paul/Sound and music score

by Christopher Cunningham

And 14 performers:
Gabriel Anderson, Kurt Blomberg, Kaori Kenmotsu, Eben Kowler, Pilar Poeschl, Roxane Wallace, Kristine Zappa, Kelsey Charlotte, LaTia Childers, Ruth Glaeser, Torre Edahl, Alice Madden, Bridgett Tegen, Benjamin Swenson-Klatt

WHEN:
September 12th – 15th

Friday and Saturday at 8 pm

Sunday and Monday at 7 pm

The JSB TEK BOX Theater in the Cowles Center for Dance

528 Hennepin Ave South 2nd floor

TICKETS:

$15 general admission. $12 student and seniors

Monday show: pay-as-able

Cash and checks at the door only.

RESERVATIONS:

For reservations and credit card usage find our event at: brownpapertickets.com

For more information: www.timetrackproductions.org

What happens when fourteen performers are thrown in with Nixon, pugilism, clown hair and the Midnight Cowboy theme? Come find out!

Contact: Paula Mann, pmann102@gmail.com

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8. TEST PILOT (WORLD PREMIERE) - SEPTEMBER 12-13

a chamber dance opera by

choreographer Penelope Freeh and composer Jocelyn Hagen

The O’Shaughnessy / Women of Substance

Friday September 12 & Saturday September 13

7:30pm

Tickets $11-$25

Call 651.690.6700 or visit http://www.oshag.stkate.edu/women-of-substance

Featuring:

Dancers: Stephanie Fellner & Penelope Freeh as The Airplane

Cory Goei & Nic Lincoln as Wilbur a